Presidential Leadership Scholar | Class of 2019

Presidential Leadership Scholars serves as a catalyst for a diverse network of leaders brought together to collaborate and make a difference in the world as they learn about leadership through the lens of the presidential experiences of George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson.

Harvard Kennedy School Carr Center Technology and Human Rights Fellow | 2019

Carr Center Fellowships offer scholars and practitioners the opportunity to spend a semester or year at Harvard conducting research, sharing experiences with students, and exploring critical human rights issues with a distinguished group of peers.

Deborah K. Padgett Early Career Achievement Award | 2018

Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) recognizes Dr. Patton’s notable influence on understanding the links between traditional forms of gang violence and threatening social media communication and his noteworthy contributions to advance the social work profession.

Harvard University Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society Fellowship | 2017 - 2018

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society welcomes an interdisciplinary and diverse community of academics and practitioners to join the Center as fellows in its mission to engage the challenges and opportunities of cyberspace.


Columbia University School of Social Work | Associate Professor with Tenure

Columbia University Department of Sociology | Assistant Professor (Courtesy Appointment)

Harvard University Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society | Faculty Associate

Columbia University Data Science Institute | Committee for Data, Media and Society

Columbia University Social Intervention Group | Faculty Affiliate

Data and Society | Affiliate