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Desmond Patton's research is broadly focused on urban African American male development and identity. He is specifically interested in the mechanisms and processes underlying how African American adolescent males respond to community violence exposure and its impact on developmental and life course outcomes. Patton’s work takes into account how relationships between social networks, neighborhood conditions and social support impact how African-American males navigate physical and virtual spaces. As a qualitative researcher, Patton has interest in narrative and case-study based approaches to unpacking the lived experiences of urban African American males.
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School of Social Work
1080 S. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
|2012||PhD||Social Service Administration||University of Chicago, Chicago, IL|
|2006||MSW||Social Work||University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI|
|2004||BA||Anthropology and Political Science||University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC|
Patton, D. U., Hong, J. S., Ranney, M., Patel, S., Kelley, C., Eschmann, R., & Washington, T. (2014). Social media as a vector for youth violence: A review of the literature. Computers in Human Behavior, 35, 548-553.
Patton, D. (2013). Navigating the streets: African American adolescent males describing experiences with community violence. In M. Harris (Ed.), African American perspectives: Family dynamics, health care Issues and the role of ethnicity. Nova Science Publishers.
Patton, D., Gabarino, J. (2013). The hurting child inside the black man. In K. Vaughn & W. Spielberg (Eds.), The psychology of black boys and adolescents. Practical and Applied Psychology.
Patton, D., Hong, J., Williams, A., & Allen-Meares, P. (2013). A review of research on school bullying among African American youth: An ecological systems analysis. Educational Psychology Review, 25(2), 245-260.
Patton, D., Woolley, M., & Hong, J. (2012). Community violence, student fear and low academic achievement: African American males in the critical transition to high school. Children and Youth Services Review, 34(2), 388-395.
Patton, D., & Johnson, D. (2010). Community violence and social capital: African-American students in the critical transition to high school. Harvard Journal of African American Public Policy.
Woolley, M. & Patton, D. (2009). School violence. In D. Carr, Crosnoe, M. E. Hughes and A. Pienta (Eds.). Encyclopedia of the life course and human development, childhood. Macmillan.