Bryan Patterson serves as an Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Philosophy and Religion and Chair of Public Leadership Studies Program at Johnson C. Smith University. His areas of expertise and study includes individual and organizational learning, leadership consulting, cultural change, social entrepreneurship and executive coaching. He also is a certified life coach and e- learning instructor. Patterson brings a creative and versatile perspective to his work because of many years of higher education experience.
Dr. Patterson has publications and presentations including the “Influences of Student Organizational Leadership Experiences in Agricultural Students Leadership Behaviors” in the Journal of Organizational Learning and Leadership. A few of 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.
Dr. Patterson has also taught and developed educational leadership courses and curriculum on the masters and doctoral levels. He has served as graduate faculty member for Abilene Christian University in Dallas TX and Northeastern University in Boston MA. Prior to moving to Charlotte, Dr. Patterson served as an assistant professor/undergraduate coordinator in the Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications program at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He has also 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.
Patterson is a graduate of University of Florida in Gainesville, FL and James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. Dr. Patterson has participated with community leadership programs such as ENCOUNTER Charlotte- Leadership Charlotte and Community Building Initiative member of Class #3 of Leaders Under 40 (LU40); where their purpose is engaging influential professionals and emerging community leaders in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. He enjoys reading, collegiate sports, and working outdoors.