John J. Patrick, EdD

John J. Patrick

Title: Professor Emeritus of Education
Company: Indiana University Bloomington
Location: Bloomington, Indiana, United States

John J. Patrick, EdD, Professor Emeritus of Education at Indiana University Bloomington, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in education.

Supported by nearly six decades of practiced industry experience, Dr. Patrick is an esteemed figure in the realm of education, having held the title of professor emeritus of education at Indiana University Bloomington since 2004. A professor of education at the university for 27 admirable years between 1977 and 2004, he also served as the director of the Social Studies Development Center from 1986 until his retirement. Although he was retired, he additionally acted as an adjunct professor of civic education at Kansas State University between 2012 and 2016. Prior to these illustrious roles, he served Indiana University Bloomington as an associate professor, assistant professor and research associate. As such, he commenced his career as a social studies teacher at Roosevelt High School and Laboratory High School beginning in 1957.

Highly educated, Dr. Patrick holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from Dartmouth College and a Doctor of Education in social studies from Indiana University. A former scholar-in-residence for the Center for the Constitution of James Madison in Montpelier, VA, in 2007, he has lent his expertise to such entities as Vilnius Pedagogical University in Lithuania, the Indiana State Bar Association, the Institute for Certification of Civics Teachers in Bosnia, the Indiana Department of Education, the University of Sarajevo in Bosnia, and the U.S. Department of Education, among others. Notably, he was a principal participant in Democratic advancement projects throughout Western Europe, Latin America and East Asia, as well as a director of Democracy of Education Projects in post-Communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

The author and co-author of more than 30 books regarding politics and social studies, Dr. Patrick has accrued several accolades in recognition of his professional prowess. The recipient of the Civic Education Award from the Indiana State Bar Association in 2005, he also received the John W. Ryan Award for Distinguished Service in International Programs and Studies from the Indiana University Civic Education in 2002 and an Award from the Center for Civic Education in 2004. Earlier in his career, he was honored with the Bicentennial Leadership Award for contributions to the commemoration of the U.S. Constitution from the Council for the Advancement of Citizenship in 1987. While studying at Dartmouth College, he further was given the title of Rufus Choate Scholar.

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