Dr. Raymond Patton came to Drury in 2011 as an Assistant Professor of History specializing in Modern European and World History. He received a PhD in History (2011) and a MA in Russian and East European Studies (2005) from the University of Michigan, and BA degrees in History and Philosophy from the University of Georgia (2003).
Dr. Patton teaches History courses on World History since 1500, Modern Europe, Revolutions, Russia and the Soviet Union, the Holocaust, and Hitler and Stalin. Beyond History, he teaches interdisciplinary courses on the African Diaspora (Core 201) and Music and Resistance (Core 101). He is developing new courses on Empires and Imperialism and the History of Consumerism.
Dr. Patton's scholarship focuses on the modern history of culture and ideology in Eastern Europe and its intersection with wider European and world history. He is currently working on a book manuscript on punk rock as a global development that eroded the boundaries and categories of the Cold War world. Beyond the academy, Dr. Patton enjoys music (listening, playing, and collecting), bicycling, cooking, fine food and drink, and most recently, parenting.
B.A., University of Georgia. 2003
M.A., University of Michigan, 2005
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2011
Drury University faculty member since 2011
Assistant Professor since 2011