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Eagleton Institute of Politics
Eagleton Institute of Politics


Eagleton Faculty, Staff and Visiting Associates

Director, NEW Leadership™, Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP)
B.A. degree, Northwestern University, Ph.D. degree in political science, Rutgers University

Patterson is the director for NEW Leadership™ at the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), responsible for planning and implementation of the annual NEW Leadership™ New Jersey program, which was created by CAWP to educate and inspire college women to become more engaged in politics. Patterson also manages the NEW Leadership™ National Network, a partnership of colleges and universities hosting regional NEW Leadership™ programs for college women across the country. Patterson's Ph.D. work focused on women and politics and women and the law.