Stephanie Patterson, MA/LS
Clinical Associate Professor
Professor Patterson joined the Health Science faculty as a Lecturer in 2004 as a Clinical Assistant Professor and in 2013 was promoted to Clinical Associate Professor. With integrated experiences in disability services, career services, human resources, labor relations and higher education, her primary expertise lies in the field of disability and employment. She has co-edited a Special Forum on Disability and Employment in the Review of Disability Studies and published an article entitled, “A Historical Overview of the History of Disability and Employment in the United States (1600-1950)”.
After Professor Patterson began working with individuals with disability for the historic National Center for Disability Services, she was the Director of Career Services and Employment for the Center for Intellectual Capital at Dowling College. She arrived at Stony Brook University in 1998. As the Assistant to the ADA Coordinator in SBU’s Disability Support Services department, she is most proud of her work designing and facilitating the award-winning Presidential EARN Program, for which she has made local, state and national presentations.
Professor Patterson has earned a master’s degree in Liberal Studies with a focus in Disability and Employment from Stony Brook University. Her bachelor’s degree in English is from Empire State College.