B.A., 1981, Physics, Cornell University. Ph.D., 1990, Physics, University of Chicago. Research Associate, Cornell Laboratory of Nuclear Studies, 1990-93. Assistant Professor, Physics, Cornell University, 1994-99; Associate Professor, Physics, Cornell University, 1999-2005; Professor, Physics, Cornell University, 2005-present. National Young Investigator, 1994-99; Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, 1994-96. Fellow, American Physical Society, elected 2003. Provost's Award for Distinguished Scholarship, 2005. Department Chair, Physics, 2009-2011. Director, Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education (CLASSE), 2012-present. Patterson's research is centered at the Large Hadron Collider using the CMS detector.