Faculty Director, Civic and Community Engagement
College of the Canyons
Patty has worked at College of the Canyons since 1999 and has served in various roles, including Sociology Professor, Sociology Department Chair, and Dean of the Social Sciences and Business Division. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Davis, where she pursued her interests in women's history and medical sociology and eventually focused on the rise of 19th and 20th Century women's organizations. Inspired by A Crucible Moment (2012) and longing to return to her "sociological roots," she currently spearheads the College's campus-wide emphasis on civic, community, and political engagement as Faculty Director, Civic and Community Engagement Initiatives.