Campus' chief academic officer named Professor Emeritus

Dr. Charles Patrick, Chief Academic Officer at Penn State Worthington Scranton and a tenured engineering professor in the University College of Penn State University, was recently named Professor Emeritus at Morehead State University in Kentucky, where he had served prior to joining Penn State.

Morehead State University grants Emeritus status to faculty in recognition of meritorious service to the university upon or after retirement to those holding faculty rank and recommended by the president and approved by the Board of Regents.  To be eligible for consideration, individuals must have had at least 20 years of meritorious service at Morehead State University.

In his most recent position at Morehead State University, Dr. Patrick was Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs where he oversaw the Offices of Assessment and Accreditation, First Year Programs, Academic Advising and Retention, Developmental Education, the Center for Leadership and Professional Development, and the Testing Center. 

Prior to moving into academic administration, Dr. Patrick was on the faculty at Morehead State for over 20 years where he rose to the rank of professor of engineering technology in the Department of Applied Engineering and Technology.  He taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels in a variety of classroom, hybrid and on-line courses. In 2001, Dr. Patrick received the Morehead State University Distinguished Teacher Award.

Dr. Patrick received his doctorate in mining engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. His research has focused on construction project management. His publication record includes one textbook, 16 publications in refereed journals, 18 refereed conference proceedings and numerous conference presentations.  Dr. Patrick is also an Academic Fellow with Data180, a company providing customer-centered, web-based systems to support academe.