Department Vice Chair & Criminal Justice Coordinator
Office: Butte 741B
Professor Patten began teaching at Chico State in 2007. He is a native of the Puget Sound region and earned both his Master's Degree and Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Washington State University. Ryan's teaching and research interests include policing and natural resource law enforcement. He has been published in Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, International Journal of Police Science & Management, and Race, Gender & Class. Ryan also has a forthcoming book titled Hunting for “Dirtbags:” Proactive Policing, Minorities, and the Poor which is published by Northeastern University Press.