CURRENT Positions  (2013 - present)  


Chair of the Art Department,

Associate Professor, and, 

Head of Professional Education Teacher-Training Program.

Manage tenure/tenure-track and adjunct faculty in a department with approximately 80 majors, in six programs, on a campus of c. 12,000 students.  Primary tasks include departmental leadership, fiscal budgeting, scheduling, marketing/communications, and management of personnel (9 full-time faculty and 5 adjuncts + staff).  Tasked with designing, administering and assessing programmatic deliverables and course content for pre-professionals in the field of Education. ​

  • Initiated and completed first Departmental curriculum reform process in over a decade

    • Introduced a Foundations program and meta-major pathway​

  • Created and designed new department website and marketing materials

  • Procured final funds for gallery renovations, foyer upgrade and studio updates

  • Grant writer/awardee for Technology in Teaching funds

  • Hire and onboard new faculty  

    • Authorize workloads, schedule courses, evaluate peers​

  • Streamlined more efficient schedule system 

    • Courseleaf scheduler, Banner, Concur Travel, EAB​

  • Realized 171 additional head count/quarter after one year

  • Collaborate with regional colleges to streamline transfer processes

  • Oversee assessment for programs, departments and courses

    • Design and populate data collection a​rtifacts

  • Maintain Health & Safety protocols for material handling and safety

    • Organize professional training events and retreats​

  • Courses:  Foundations of Art Education, Secondary Art Methods, Art & Humanities, Art in Elementary Education

    • edTPA​, Canvas LMS

  • Other:  Advisement, attend BFA reviews, uphold an active exhibition/publishing record, provide service to the community, department, and university at large.

University Committees:

  • College Assessment Committee

  • Cross-Campus Professional Education Committee

  • Academic Senator

  • Spokane Arts Initiative Committee

  • Student Research Committee

  • Chair &/or active member of a variety of executive and faculty-level search committees.  

  • CALE Talks co-organizer of PechaKucha events


  • Master of Fine Art in Interdisciplinary Art.  Goddard College, Plainfield, VT. 

  • Master of Art in Painting.   Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI.  

  • Bachelor of Science in Education.  Central Michigan University. Major: Art Education/Political Science.

  • Associate of Art in Art.  Delta College, University Center, MI. 


  • Management of Successful Arts and Cultural Organizations, DeVos Institute of Arts Management.  Fall, 2018.  

Recent Professional Development:

  • Museum Management, Northern States Conservation Center

  • Title IX:  Preventing Harassment and Sexual Violence

  • Chair’s Development Workshop, with Dr. Elizabeth Say, Dean, California State

  • Assessment:  Program Learning Objectives, Dr. Jill Kern, EWU    

  • Assessment:  Program Mapping, with Dr. Jill Kern, EWU

  • Cultivating a Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, Dr. Mark Orbe, Consultant,

               Western Michigan University

  • Equity and Diversity in the Classroom, with Erin Jones, Consultant

PAST  Positions

  • 2014 - 2017 - Co-editor.  "Artizein:  Art & Teaching Journal," an open access, blind, peer-reviewed publication produced by the School of Art and Design at Southern Illinois University Carbondale with Barbara Bickel and Peter London.

    • Edited papers; designed journal layout; collaborated with authors, research librarians and co-editors; utilized bePress archival system​

  • 2010 - 2013.  Freelance.  Author, exhibiting artist, public speaker.  Dublin, Ireland.

  • 2006 - 2010.  Assistant Professor. Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV.

    • Drawing, Foundations, Watercolor, Art Survey, Art Criticism, BFA Exhibition/Capstone, Professional Practices, Secondary Art Education, Southeast Asian Art

    • Organized group travel events to:  New York City (annually), Pittsburg (Carnegie biennials), Cambodia/Vietnam/Thailand, Washington D.C. (@semester)

  • 2006 - 2008.  Adjunct Instructor.  Miami Art Institute.  Online MFA.

    • Graduate level: Thesis Writing and Research, Adult Pedagogy

  • 2000 - 2007.  Gallery Owner.  Studio Gallery, Midland, MI.   

  • 2000 - 2005.  Adjunct Instructor. Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.

    • Graduate level:   Contemporary ArtMulticultural Art. Undergraduate:  Saturday Art School

  • 1999 - 2010.  Tenured Teacher.  Hemlock Public Schools, Hemlock, MI.

Past Committees:

  • Executive Board Member.  Board of Directors.  Chair of the Higher Education Division of the Washington Art Education Association. Two terms:  2016 - 2019.

  • Advisory Board Member.  State-supported student art gallery, WA.

  • Member.  Appointed Online Coordinator.  Caucus for the Spiritual in Art Education, a National Art Education Association official Issue Group. 2011 - 2019.



Umpqua Valley Arts Association's Intersections Exhibit, Roseburg, Oregon, juried selection 

Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL.  juried "Process and Materials" exhibition.

Maryhill Art Museum, Goldendale WA  Juried exhibition.

Tacoma Art Museum, WA.  Juried exhibition.

Jones Gallery, Saint Louis, MO.  Juried exhibition.

Kent State University, KSU Downtown Art Gallery, Kent, OH. International small works juried show.

NAEA Studio & Gallery, Alexandria, VA.  Juried exhibition.

Maryhill Museum of Art, juried exhibition.  "Curator's Award" winner.

3-Square Art Gallery, Fort Collins, CO.  Juried exhibition.

"Miles of Separation," juried exhibition at C-Gallery, Drury University, MO.

Faculty show, EWU art gallery.

"Teachers as Artists," juried exhibition at Maryhill Museum of Art, WA.

"Climate Change," juried exhibition at Morey Gallery, Mt. Pleasant, MI.


Faculty show, EWU art gallery.

Woody Gaddis Photo Arts Gallery, Oklahoma.  National juried photography competition/exhibition.

International Women's Day exhibition.  City Hall.  Paris, France.

Galerie Amarrage, Paris, France.  Small group show.

Spare Time.  Faculty show, downtown student art gallery, WA.



Gaia.  Curated group show  by Julia Rajacic.  In conjunction with COP21, climate exhibition at la Maison Bleue, Porte de Montmartre, Paris, France. 

FL3TCH3R:  Socially Engaged Art.  Reece Museum, TN.  International juried exhibition.

Self(ie) and other portraiture.  PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.  International juried photo exhibition.

Women Do It!  National traveling exhibition.  Womens Caucus for Art and its UN Program.  New York, NY.

Change is Gonna Come.  Augusta Savage Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.



Five by Five.  Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA.  National juried show.

Art & War.  Wiseman Gallery, Grants Pass, OR.  National juried show.

Fresh.  Saranac Art Projects Gallery, Spokane, WA.  Regional group invitational.

The Temporary Show.  Whitdel Art Gallery, Detroit.  National juried show.

Small Works Show.  Upstream Gallery, New York.  Juried.

Reflections.  The San Diego Museum of Art.  Juried Exhibition.  California.

Houseworks. Contributor to project developed by Pam Hall.  Provincial Art Gallery, St. Johns, Canada. 



Public/Private. Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL.  Juried international group show.

12 x 12. Middle Tennessee State University, Todd Art Gallery.  International group show.   

I Wish WE Were There. Co-curator of international alumni art swap and online art show.

Choreography of Cranes. Shafer Gallery, KS.  National group juried show.                      

Alumni Show.  Delta College, MI.  Invitational group show.

Please Do Not Touch.  Faculty art show.  

Read Carefully.  National juried exhibition.  The Lofts Gallery, University of Wisconsin- Madison.


2012.  "Small Works."  Long Beach Isl. Found. of Arts & Sciences.  Juror:  Jeff Guido, Philadelphia.

"Works on Paper."  Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX.  Group show.

"Saints, Goddesses, and Bodhisattvas."  National juried/figurative art, Marnie Sheridan Gallery, Nashville.


2011.  Brainstormers, RealTime compilation show at  Mabel Smith Douglass Gallery, Rutgers University.e-Flux.  The Agency of Unrealized Projects (AUP) at Basel.   Contributor. June.  


2010.  "What Makes You Feel Powerful?"  Making Sense Colloquium held at the Centre Pompidou the Institut Télécom, and NYU in Paris, submission to online event by Janice Perry.

"Piece of a Whole," an online event by Jodi Patterson.

"In Process," Desotrow Gallery, juried show.  Savannah, GA.

"All Together," Climate Gallery, juried group show.  Long Island, NY.


2009.  "Call," solo show.   Contemporary American Theater Festival, Contemporary Art Center, WV.  

"Shortness" at Tate Modern, with Sean Kaminsky, Henry Warwick, Matthew Steven Carlos, London.


2008.  Faculty show.  Frank Art Center Gallery, Shepherd University.

"Womens Work," Group Invitational, Scarborough Library, Shepherdstown, WV. 


2007.  DC Arts Invitational.  October 11 - 13th, U Street.  Curator:  Mark Waskow.

Southeastern College Art Conference.  September-October.  Charleston, WV.

Faculty show.  Frank Center Art Gallery/Scarborough Library, Shepherdstown, WV.

Duderstadt Gallery, University of Michigan, "Venus of Willendorf:  Redefining the Goddess,"  

"Outside the Margins," Altered Book Show, Pottsville, PA.  Curator:  Christine Goldbeck.


2006.  Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV.  Faculty show.  Oct. - Nov.

Buckham Gallery, Flint, MI.  Four-person show.  July 14 – Aug. 4.

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NY, NY.  Group show. Speed Limit: Women’s History,  Sponsored by Red Head.

Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.  Community Arts Gallery.  Faculty Show.

Michigan Women’s Historical Museum, Lansing, MI.  “Service.”  June-July.  Katie Cavanaugh, Curator. 


2005.  Community House, Birmingham, MI.  Juried all media-all state group show.  October.

Afif Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.  National juried show.  November – December.

First Frontier Collage Society, Austin, TX.  National juried show.  10/9/05-11/4/05.  (Catalogue).

A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY.  6/29-7/23.  “Wish You Were Here IV,” fundraiser.

Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Northern Ireland.  “States of Union?” 

Rise Up, Seattle, WA.  “Art of Resistance.”  Conference – open art show.

Creative Spirit Arts Center, Midland, MI.  “Tryst with Tape: 1989-1999.”   Solo exhibition.


2004.  Haybarn Gallery, Goddard College, Vermont.  Installation of “Seasons.”  Summer.

"Open Adoption Project," by Holly Crawford.  Case #21.  

Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.  Community Arts Gallery.  Faculty Show.  Fall. 


2003.  Goddard College, Vermont:  Graduate student show.  Winter.

Goddard College, Vermont:  Graduate student show.    Summer.


Early selected regional shows:  

“Heal,” designed set/art for rock opera, 2002.  

Studio/Gallery.  Midland, MI.  Group Invitational. 2001.

Delta College, University Center, MI.  Alumni group show - third place winner, 1998.

Englewood Guild, Englewood, FL.  Third place winner, 1997.

Studio 23, Bay City, MI:  All area juried show, Juror:  Bruce Winslow, 1996.

Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI:  All area juried show, Juror:  Douglus Lydon, 1995.

Studio 23, Bay City, MI. Juried group show, 1994.

Milano’s, Midland, MI. Graduate student show, 1994.

University Gallery, Mt. Pleasant, MI.  Graduate student invitational, 1994.

Studio 23, Bay City, MI,  Juried group show, 1991.

Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI.  All – area juried group show, 1990.

Studio 23, Bay City, MI.  “Women’s Work” juried group show, 1989.




Edited Volume.  Artizein:  Arts & Teaching Journal:   Arts, Ecology & Education   Issue 2.  Volume 2.   (2017).

Published blog post for Delta Kappa Pi Blog:  August, 2017.


Edited Volume.  Artizein:  Arts & Teaching Journal.  Special Edition:  The Peter London Papers.  Issue 2.  Volume 1.  November, 2016.


Patterson, Jodi.  "Too Important to Quit:  A call to teachers support of art."  The Educational Forum.  Vol. 81, Iss. 3,2017.


Van Driska, Nellie.  "Artist Jodi Patterson and the 'Emergency of Now.'"  March 16, 2016.


Patterson, Jodi.  "Of Camera and Community."  Artizein:  Arts & Education Journal.  Issue 1.  Volume 1.  November, 2015.  Invited.


Patterson, Jodi.  "Employing Mindfulness in Education via Art."  International Journal of Education Through Art.  Vol. 11, Issue #2.   Summer, 2015.


Patterson, Jodi.  "Art is not a Man's Name." Splatter Magazine.  Washington Art Education Association, Volume 2, Issue #3.  2015.


Patterson, Jodi.  From the S.A.D. to the W.F.P.B. Lifestyle:  A four week workbook, CreateSpace, 2014.


Patterson, Jodi.  Brave Art & Teens:  A Primer for the New High School Art Teacher.  High Street Arts, 2011. Revised edition, 2013.


Patterson, Jodi.  "Are you Po-Mo?"  Art Education.  Special Edition:  The Contemporary in Art Education.  Vol. 61, Issue #2.  March, 2008.


Taylor, Pam. Interdisciplinary Approaches to  Teaching Art in High School.  National Art Education  Association Press. 2007. Excerpts included from an article written by Patterson titled "Courtney's  Hope."


Patterson, Jodi.  "Dear Peter."  Visual Arts Research Journal:  Holistic Art.  Edited by Peter London and  Lauren Campbell.  University of Illinois Press.  2006.


Patterson, Jodi.  "Teacher Transform-ations."  School Arts.  Davis Publications. Featured article of special topic series titled "Wonder-full Teacher," edited by Peter London and Victoria Freymermuth. November,  2006.


Patterson, Jodi.  "Questioning Questions."  Michigan Art Teacher. Michigan Art Education Association.  Fall/Winter. 2005.


Patterson, Jodi.  "The Media and the Un-Becoming of us."  Michigan Art Teacher.  Michigan Art Education Association. Spring/Summer.  2005. Patterson, Jodi.  


"Beyond Georgia."  Michigan Art Teacher.  Michigan Art Education Association. Winter,  2004.



  • Member-at-large.  Women's Caucus for Art.

  • Active member since 1992.  National Art Education Association (NAEA)

  • Appointed Online Information Coordinator.  2011-13; 2013 - 15; 2015 - 17.  2017 - 19.  A NAEA issue group.  

  • WAEA fundraising volunteer at NAEA National Convention, Seattle in '18.

  • Past memberships include:  College Art Association (CAA) and Foundations in Art:  Theory and Education (FATE)



  • 2015.  Washington Art Education Association state conference.  "Our Own PechaKucha."  Presenter and moderator.  Leavenworth, WA.  Website:

  • 2013.  Washington Art Education Association state conference.  "Dare to Self-Publish," Snohomish, WA.

  • 2013.  National NAEA Conference.   Content contributor, CSAE Member session, Fort Worth, TX.

  • 2012.  National NAEA Conference.   Round table presentor "Brave Art & Teens:   Talking Spirituality," CSAE Member session.  New York, NY.  

  • 2010.  Hostess/organizer, West Virginia Art Education Association state conference, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV.  


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