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Department of Biology at Southwest Baptist University

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John D. Patton
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John Patton
John Patton
John Patton
Department Chair
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Southwest Baptist University
Work 1600 University Avenue,114F Wheeler Science Center
Bolivar, MO 65613

Courses Taught: Principles of Chemistry, General Chemistry II, and Analytical Chemistry

Educational and Professional Background:Patton earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry/Biology from SBU and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Patton was included on The Chancellor’s List for outstanding Graduate Students (2005) at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Patton is the Chair of the SBU Pre-Health Committee and a member of the University Safety Committee. His research work has been published in “Identification of functional elements in the murine Gabpa/ATP synthase coupling factor 6bi-directional promoter” John D. Patton, Scott Block, Chris Coombs, and Mark E. Martin, Gene, In press, (2006).

Patton has been involved in the community as a judge of local Science Fairs for Conway School district (2005) and Polk County Christian School (2006).