Bryan Patterson

Assistant Teaching Professor


Dr. Bryan Patterson is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Graduate School of Education’s Doctor of Education program. Dr. Patterson has taught and developed courses in both the Doctor of Education program and the Master of Science in Leadership program.  His current research interests include individual and organizational leadership, sports leadership, change management, and social entrepreneurship development in nonprofit and community organizations. His most recent publications include the “Influences of Student Organizational Leadership Experiences in Agricultural Students Leadership Behaviors” in the Journal of Organizational Learning and Leadership. His national presentations include: “Community of Change: Agricultural Leadership being developed through Community Involvement and Service Learning,” presented at the annual Tobias Leadership Conference and “Creating Knowledge That Counts—The Metropolitan College—Pathways to Leadership & Diversity” presented at the annual conference of American Association of Blacks in Higher Education.


Doctor of Philosophy from University of Florida (2008)

Professional Experience

Dr. Patterson serves as an assistant professor/chairperson of the Public Leadership Studies program at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina. He also served as an assistant professor/undergraduate coordinator in the Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications program at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Prior to his academic appointments, Dr. Patterson served as a university administrator. He has served as an assistant director of career development and career counselor/CHAMPS life skills coordinator for the University Athletic Association at the University of Florida.