The Friedman School pursues cutting-edge research and education from cell to society, including in molecular nutrition, human metabolism, population studies, clinical trials, nutrition interventions and behavior change, communication, food systems and sustainability, global food insecurity, humanitarian crises, and food economics and policy.
Patty is the Academic and Faculty Affairs Officer and works with and reports directly to the Academic Dean, Ed Saltzman. Patty is responsible for fostering an environment that encourages the greatest possible professional, research and leadership development and performance of faculty and post-doctoral scholars at the Friedman School. She is also responsible for encouraging the highest quality educational programs for the Friedman School students enabling graduates to make high impact contributions to their fields. Patty, as the Academic and Faculty Affairs Manager and under the supervision of the Academic Dean, is responsible for providing leadership and oversight of the following areas:
1. Management of the Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs (OAFA) operations
2. Faculty appointment & reappointment management
3. Faculty development
4. Support of faculty governance
5. Management of Educational programs
6. Educational program assessment
7. Other special projects
Patty received her B.S.. in Hospitality Administration from Boston University and is currently working on her Masters in Education in Higher Education from Penn State. Prior to joining the Friedman School, Patty spent several years in the hospitality industry, held a position as Customer Relations Specialist at Education First, and spent a year as an AmeriCorps *VISTA Service-Learning Liaison & Program Coordinator.
B.S., Hospitality Administration, Boston University