Jay and Susie Gogue Endowed Director, EAGLES Program & Assistant Clinical Professor, Special Education
Short BioBetty S. Patten, Ph.D., is the Jay and Susie Gogue Endowed Director of the EAGLES Program and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, and Counseling.
Dr. Patten’s research projects include: qualitative research on the Positive Choices course, qualitative research on the efficacy of group counseling guidelines for students with intellectual disabilities, assessing the effectiveness of implementing evidence-based practices in an inclusive postsecondary education program, and a comprehensive program evaluation of the EAGLES program.
Dr. Patten is originally from Montgomery, Alabama. She moved to Auburn in 2006 and never left. She is married to the other Dr. Patten, Austin, who is a veterinarian. Together they have one son, Dudley. Fun fact, she has an identical twin sister. Dr. Patten helps her husband raise Texas Longhorn cattle, is an avid sushi fan, and is one of Starbuck’s best patrons.
Ph.D in Special Education, 2017, Auburn University
M.Ed. in Collaborative Special Education and Transition, 2012, Auburn University
B.S. in Collaborative Special Education , 2011, Auburn University
2022 - Present
Jay and Susie Gogue Endowed Director, EAGLES Program and Assistant Clinical Professor, Auburn University
2019 - 2022
Director, EAGLES Program and Assistant Clinical Professor, Auburn University
2018 - 2019
Extended School Year Coordinator, Auburn City Schools
2017 - 2019
Instructor, Special Education, Auburn University
2011 - 2019
Special Education Teacher, Auburn City Schools