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Political Science

Phone: 715-836-4058


Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Michigan State University, 2004
M.S. in Criminal Justice, Michigan State University, 2000

B.S. in Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Superior, 1998

Related Experience

Coordinator of the Criminal Justice Program
Co-director, Cyberbullying Research Center (


CRMJ 103: Survey of the Criminal Justice System
CRMJ 301: Criminology Theory

CRMJ 302: Youth Crime and Juvenile Justice
CRMJ 359: Youth Gangs

CRMJ 359: Teen Technology Misuse

Research Interests

Since 2002, Dr. Patchin has been exploring the intersection of teens and technology, with particular focus on cyberbullying, social networking, and sexting. He travels around the United States and abroad training educators, counselors, law enforcement officers, parents, and youth on how to prevent and respond to adolescent misuses of technology. In 2011 he received UW-Eau Claire's Excellence in Scholarship Award.