Texas Tech University

Dennis Patterson, Ph.D.

Professor and Executive Director, Academic Programs TTU Satellite Campuses
Political Science

Email: dennis.patterson@ttu.edu

Phone: 806-834-5378

Office: Holden Hall 25

Curriculum Vita

Dennis Patterson is Professor of Political Science and former Chair of the Department of Political Science. He is currently Executive Director of Academic Programs for all of Texas Tech University's satellite campuses, a position in the Office of the Provost.  He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1995. His areas of specialization include comparative politics, politics in Japan and Asia, political institutions, security issues in East Asia, and statistical and formal methods. His work includes the book, The Japan that Never Was: Explaining the Rise and Decline of a Misunderstood Country (SUNY Press, 2004) as well as numerous book chapters and articles that have appeared in such Journals as the British Journal of Political ScienceWorld Politics,Comparative Political StudiesWomen and PoliticsAsian SurveyHarvard International Journal of Press/PoliticsJournal of the Asia-Pacific EconomyPacific Focus, International Studies Quarterly, Electoral Studies, and Legislative Studies Quarterly. He is currently working on a project that involves a new method to evaluate party nomination decisions under SNTV electoral systems and another project that involves a study of the political attitudes and behavior of Muslim Americans with data taken from surveys of mosques in the United States.  Dennis is also the president of the International University Network.

Dennis Patterson


Free to Exchange Episode 6

In this episode from December 22nd, 2014, Benjamin Powell speaks with Texas Tech professor Dennis Patterson about the rise, fall, and stagnation of Japan's economy.

Lowering the Voting Age in Japan 


Department of Political Science

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    Dept. of Political Science, Texas Tech University, 113 Holden Hall, Boston & Akron Streets, Lubbock, TX 79409-1015 Fax: 806.742.0850
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