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(b. 1945, Pewee Valley, Kentucky). Ph.D. Sociology, M.S. Rural Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madison; B.A. Anthropology and Sociology, University of Cincinnati.

Patton is a faculty member of the Union Institute and University Graduate College and a consultant on independent organizational development and evaluation. His reach is worldwide, both through his scholarly work and as a speaker and consultant. He was the keynote presenter for the launching of the African Evaluation Society in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1999 and at the European Evaluation Society in 2000. He has twice keynoted American Evaluation Association and Canadian Evaluation Society conferences, as well as international evaluation conferences for the United Kingdom Evaluation Society, the Australasian Evaluation Society, the Japan Evaluation Society, and the World Bank's professional development seminars.

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