Dr. Patrick joined LWC in 2010 as an adjunct faculty member, and joined full time in 2014. He is a four time graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, a Master of Science earned from the #3 Criminal Justice program (U.S. News and World Report) in the country specializing in Addictions Studies, a Master of Arts in Counseling, and an Doctorate of Education in Counselor Education. While continuing his education at the University of Cincinnati he began serving in distance education where he earned an outstanding service award assisting in the development and deployment of distance programming. He additionally served other local colleges on specialized work groups assisting in the development of counseling related distance education, earning additional service awards in those roles as well.
Professionally, outside of the educational realm, Dr. Patrick has worked in various helping roles ranging from jail guard, to probation officer, to psychotherapist. Many of his experiences have involved working with persons meeting criteria for co-morbidity. His current service in private practice is focused on treating persons struggling with deviant and compulsory sexual issues. His area of research interests includes deviant social and criminalistic behavior within the Appalachian regions.