College of Natural Sciences

Dr. Kevin Patton

Associate Dean

Dr. Patton joined Chico State in 2008. Prior to assuming the associate dean role in the College of Natural Sciences, he taught and served in a variety of roles in the Department of Kinesiology including graduate coordinator, associate chair, and department chair (2017-2022). Stemming from his commitment and concern for youth physical activity promotion and quality physical education, his scholarly interests include initial teacher education, accessing teacher and student voice, teacher educators' professional learning, and teachers' continuing professional development.

More recently, he has begun to examine higher education leadership and identity development. Patton has been recognized for his scholarship as a CSU Chico Professional Achievement Award recipient, Research Fellow in the Society of Health and Physical Educators, and as a Fulbright Specialist Scholar in the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences at the University of Limerick in Ireland. Committed to his own professional learning, he was selected as an American Kinesiology Association Leadership Institute Fellow in 2020 and in 2022, completed the Harvard University Graduate School of Education – Management Development Program.

Portrait of Dr. Kevin Patton