Faculty and Staff

Spencer Patterson, PhDSpencer Patterson

Dr. Patterson’s work focuses on theory and application in health and organizational communication. Specifically, he explores spaces where healthcare providers and patients interact. He is currently working on projects investigating various communication approaches and perspectives in dental offices.

He also loves the classroom and teaches a range of classes including research methods, interpersonal communication, and health communication. 

Dr. Patterson completed his undergraduate work at Brigham Young University-Idaho and earned a Master’s degree in organizational communication from Idaho State University, a Ph.D. in health communication from Ohio University, and he completed post-doctoral work at The Ohio State University. He also has industry experience in corporate leadership positions and entrepreneurship. 

He loves outdoor recreation but particularly loves spending time with his wife and three boys.