Patterson to Serve as Division Chair at BJU

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 12, 2015) – Dr. Jeremy Patterson will serve as an assistant professor of Modern Language  and as Chair of the Division of Modern Languages and Literature in the College of Arts and Science at Bob Jones University this fall.

“We are extremely pleased that Dr. Patterson will be joining BJU this fall in his dual role as professor and division chair,” said Dr. Renae Wentworth, dean of the College of Arts and Science at BJU. “His excellent rapport with both faculty and students coupled with his expertise in modern languages will make him a true asset to our modern language division.”

Patterson earned a BA in Print Journalism (2006) and an MS in Counseling (2008) from BJU. He also earned an MA in Translation Studies (2011) from the University of Portsmouth in Portsmouth, England, and a DML in French/Spanish from Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont. Patterson is currently pursuing a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of South Carolina.

Patterson previously served as a graduate assistant and adjunct professor of BJU. Additionally, he served as an English and Japanese instructor at inlingua Southeast in Greenville, South Carolina, a project coordinator for BJU Press and a senior teaching associate at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina.

Patterson authored articles in a number of periodicals including French, Review, Contemporary French Civilization and Postcolonial. He also gave conference presentations to the Southeast Coastal Conference on Languages and Literature (Savannah, Georgia), the British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference (Savannah, Georgia), the Language, Literature and Religion Conference of Alfa University (Belgrade, Serbia) and the South Carolina Foreign Language Teachers Association (Columbia, South Carolina).

A resident of Greenville, Patterson is a deacon at Iglesia Bautista Tabernáculo. He and his wife have three children.