Jon Patton, Ph.D.

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Adjunct Professor

BEN 103
Phone - TBD


  • Ph.D., Mathematics
    Purdue University
  • M.S., Industrial Engineering (Operations Research)
    Purdue University
  • M.A., Mathematics
    University of Alabama
  • B.S., Civil Engineering
    Ohio State University

Employment History

Senior Research Computing Specialist
Information Technology Services., Miami University, Oxford, OH.

  • Advised the Miami Community on the use of statistical software(SAS,SPSS,MATLAB,MINITAB,EQS,LISREL,AMOS)and other application software, multivariate analysis, the design and analysis of experiments, and simulation.
  • Used application software for university projects occurring periodically during the academic year.
  • Used SAS, PERL, SQL, and UNIX batch language to develop an interactive test scoring program on the AIX servers that had currently being used to grade multiple choice exams.
  • Have authored, coauthored, and served as a principal author on over fifty refereed papers and presentations.

Visiting Assistant Professor
Decision Sciences, Computer Science and Software Engineering Dept., Miami University, Oxford, OH.

  • Taught business statistics, regression, mathematical modeling, and forecasting techniques to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Taught SAS in a formal class and as an independent study to undergraduate and graduate students.

Assistant Professor
Systems Analysis Dept., Miami University, Oxford, OH.
1/83 to 5/89

  • Taught courses in computer languages, mathematical modeling, linear programming, inventory systems, and forecasting. Have actively served on university and departmental committees.

Systems Engineer
Computer Task Group, Inc., Independence, OH.
10/81 to 12/82

  • Did front end design work and application programming at two major steel companies using MODCOMP computer systems.

Systems Engineer
Pritsker & Associates, Inc., W. Lafayette, Ind.
9/79 to 1/81

  • Had major responsibility in development of an advanced project management language for commercial use. Used simulation language SLAM for simulating the materials handling system for a steel company.

Instructor/Teaching Assistant
Purdue University, W. Lafayette,Ind.
1/69 to 8/79

  • Taught trigonometry, all levels of calculus, probability, and finite mathematics courses to undergraduates.

University of Alabama, Huntsville, Ala.
3/68 to 8/68

  • Taught undergraduate pre-calculus/calculus courses.

Associate Engineer
Boeing Company, Huntsville, Ala.
6/65 to 12/67

  • Designed a computer program that processed telemetry data from a rocket static test firing. Conducted load studies on the Saturn V vehicles.

Computer Skills

  • AMOS
  • Fortran
  • HTML
  • Microsoft Office
  • PERL
  • PHP
  • SAS
  • SPSS
  • SQL
  • R
  • Familiar with UNIX, DOS, and Windows Operating Systems

Refereed Journal Publications

  • Sparks, R., Patton, J., Luebbers, J. Language Aptitude: Insights from U.S. High School Students. Language Aptitude: Advancing Theory, Testing Research and Practice. Routledge (2019)
  • Sparks, R., Patton, J., Luebbers, J., "L2 Anxiety and the Foreign Language Reading Anxiety Scale: Listening to the Evidence", Foreign Language Annals, Vol 51, Issue 4, (2018)
  • Sparks, R., Luebbers, J., Castaneda, M., Patton, J., "High School Spanish Students and Foreign Language Reading Anxiety: Déjà vu All over Again All Over Again", The Modern Language Journal, Vol 102,Issue 3, 2018.
  • Sparks, R., Patton, J., Luebbers, J., "For US Students, L2 Reading Comprehension is Hard Because L2 Listening Comprehension is Hard, Too", Hispania, Vol 101, No. 2 (2018).
  • Sparks, R., Patton, J., "Examining the Simple View of Reading Model for United States High School Spanish Students", Hispania, Vol 99, No. 1 (2016).
  • Zullig, K., Ghani, N., Patton, J., Collins, R, Hunter, A., Huebner, S., Zhang, J., "Preliminary Development of a Revised Version of the School Climate Measure", Psychological Assessment, Vol 27, No. 3 (2015).
  • Zullig, K., Collins, R., Ghani, N., Patton, J., Huebner, S., Ajamie, J., "Psychometric Support of the School Climate Measure in a Large, Diverse Sample of Adolescents: A Replication and Extension", Journal of School Health Vol 84, No. 2, (2014)
  • Goforth, K., Noltemeyer, A., Patton, J., Bush, K., Bergen, D., "Understanding Mathematics Achievement: an Analysis of the Effects of Student and Family Factors", accepted for publication in Educational Studies, 2014.
  • Henkin, M., Medley, K., Abbitt, R., Patton, J., "Invasion Dynamics of Nonnative Amur Honeysuckle Over 18 Years in a Southwestern Ohio Forest", AM. Midl. Nat. (2013) 170: 335-347.
  • Patton, J. Using the SAS Projman Application for Scheduling Projects, Proceedings from the 25th Annual Conference of the Midwest SAS Users Group, September 22-24, 2013, Columbus, OH
  • Zullig, K., Collins, R., Ghani, N., Hunter, A., Patton, J., Zhang, J., Huebner, S., "Preliminary Development of a Revised Version of the School Climate Measure", Submitted to Psychological Assessment.
  • Sparks, R., Patton, J., "Does the Simple View Explain the L2 Reading Skills of U. S. High School L2 Learners?" Submitted to Applied Psycholinguistics, July 2013.
  • Sparks, R., Patton, J. "Relationship of L1 Skills and L2 Aptitude to L2 Anxiety on the Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale", Language Learning, 2013, pp 1-26.
  • Sparks, R., Patton, J., Murdoch, A., "Early Reading Success and Its Relationship to Reading Achievement and Reading Volume: Replication of 10 Years Later", Reading and Writing, 2013, Springer Link.
  • Noltemeyer, A., Bush, K., Patton, J., Bergen, D., The relationship among deficiency needs and growth needs: An empirical investigation of Maslow’s theory, Children and Youth Services Review, Volume 34, Issue 9 Pages 1862-1867.
  • Patton, J., Can, Fazli; "Determining Translation Invariant Characteristics of James Joyce’s Dubliners", chapter in the book, Quantitative Methods in Corpus Based Translation Studies, John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2012.
  • Sparks, R., Patton, J., "Relationships among L1 Print Exposure and Early L1 Literacy Skills, L2 Aptitude, and L2 Proficiency", accepted for publication in Reading and Writing, An Interdisciplinary Journal.
  • Zullig, Keith J.; Huebner, Scott; Patton, J.; "Relationships among School Climate Domains and School Satisfaction", Psychology in the Schools, Vol. 48(2). 2011
  • Can, F., Patton, J. "Change of Word Characteristics in 20th Century Turkish Literature: A Statistical Analysis", Journal of Quantitative Literacy, Vol 17, No. 3
  • Zullig, Keith J.; Koopman, Tommy M.; Patton, J.; Ubbes, Valerie A. (2010) School Climate: Historical Review, Instrument Development, and School Assessment. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 58, p. 139–152
  • Zullig, K., Huebner, S., Patton, J., Murray, K. The brief multidimensional students' life satisfaction scale-college version. Am. J. Health Behav., 2009 Sep-Oct;33(5):483-93.
  • Sparks, R., Patton, J., Ganschow, L., Humbach, N., Long-term relationships among early first language skills, second language aptitude, second language affect, and later second language proficiency. Applied Psycholinguistics, 30 725-755
  • Sparks, R., Patton, J., Ganschow, L., Humbach, N., & Javorsky, J. (2009). Long-term crosslinguistic transfer of skills from L1 to L2. Language Learning, 59, 203-243.
  • Zullig, K., Ward, R., King, K., Patton, J., Murray, K., (2009). "Testing the Feasibility of Developmental Asset Measures on College Students to Guide Health Promotion Efforts", Assessment, 16, 31-42.
  • Renwick, W., Vanni, M., Zhang, Q., and Patton, J., (2008) Water Quality Trends in Response to Changing Agricultural Practices in the Upper Four Mile Creek Watershed, Ohio, 1994-2006 Journal of Environmental Quality, 37, 1862-1874.
  • Sparks, R., Patton, J., Ganschow, L., Humbach, N. & Javorsky, J. (2008). Early first-language reading and spelling skills predict later second-language reading and spelling skills. Journal of Educational Psychology, 100, 162-174.
  • Sparks, R., Patton, J., Ganshow, L., Humbach, N., Javorsky, J. (2008), Native Language Predictors of Foreign Language Proficiency and Foreign Language Aptitude, Annals of Dyslexia, 56, 129-160.
  • Sparks, R., Ganschow, L., & Patton, J. (2008). L1 and L2 literacy, aptitude, and affective variables as discriminators among high and low-achieving L2 learners. In J. Kormos & E. Kontra (Eds.), Language learners with special needs: An international perspective (pp. 11-35). London: Multilingual Matters
  • Altintas, K., Can, F., Patton, J., (2007). "Language Change Quantification Using Time-separated Parallel Translations", Literary and Linguistic Computing, Vol 22, No 4.
  • Zullig Z., Pun S., Patton, J., and Ubbes V., Reliability of the 2005 Middle School Youth Risk Behavior Survey, Journal of Adolescent Health, Vol 39 (2006) 856–860
  • Zullig, K., Huebner, E., Gilman, R., Patton, J., Murray, K., (2005). Validation of the Brief Multidimensional Students' Life Satisfaction Scale among College Students, Am J Health Behav, 29, 206-214
  • Patton, J., Can, F., (2005) A Stylometric Analysis of Yaşar Kemal's İnce Memed Novels, Computers and the Humanities, 38, 457-467
  • Can, F., Patton, J., (2004). Change of Writing Style with Time, Computers and the Humanities, 38, 61-82.
  • Patton, J., (2001). Development of Automated Test Scoring Using the SAS System. Proceedings from the 12th Annual Conference of the Midwest SAS Users Group, Nov 4-6, 2001, 3-6.
  • Kocberber, S., Can, F., Patton, J., (1999). Optimization of Signature File Parameters for Databases with Varying Record Lengths. The Computer Journal, 42, 11-24.
  • Sparks, R., Javorsky, J., Patton, J., Ganshow, L., (1998). Factors in the Prediction of Achievement and Proficiency in a Foreign Language. Applied Language Learning, 9, 77-104.
  • Sparks, R., Artzer, M., Patton, J., Ganschow, L., Miller, K., Hordubay, D., Walsh, G., (1998). Benefits of multisensory language instruction in Spanish for at-risk learners: A comparison study of high school Spanish students. Annals of Dyslexia, 48, 239-270.
  • Sparks, R., Artzer, M., Javorsky, J., Patton, J., Ganshow, L., Miller, K., Hordubay, D. (1998). Students Classified As Learning Disabled and Non-Learning Disabled: Two Comparison Studies of Native Language Skill, Foreign Language Aptitude, and Foreign Language Proficiency. Foreign Language Annals, 31,535-551.
  • Sparks,R., Artzer,M., Ganshow,L., Siebenhar,D., Plageman,M., Patton, J. (1998). Differences in Native-language skills, Foreign-language Aptitude, and Foreign language Grades among High-,Average-, and Low-proficiency Foreign-language Learners:Two Studies. Language Testing, 15,181-217.
  • Sparks, R., Ganschow, L., Patton, J., Artzer, M., Siebenhar, D., & Plageman, M. (1997). Prediction of foreign language proficiency. Journal of Educational Psychology, 89, 549-561.
  • Sparks,R., Ganshow,L., Artzer,M., and Patton, J. (1997). Foreign Language Proficiency of At-Risk and Not-At-Risk Learners Over 2 Years of Foreign Language Instruction: A Follow-Up Study. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 30, 92-97.
  • Sparks,R., Ganshow,L., and Patton, J. (1995). Prediction of Performance in First-Year Foreign Language Courses: Connections between Native and Foreign Language Learning. Journal of Educational Psychology, 87,638-655.
  • Ganshow,L., Sparks,R., Anderson,R., Javorsky,J., Skinner,S., and Patton, J. (1994). Differences in Language Performance among High-, Average-, and Low Anxious College Foreign Language Learners. Modern Language Journal, 78, 41-55.
  • Ganshow,L., Sparks,R., Javorsky,J., and Patton, J. (1992). Factors Relating to Learning a Foreign Language among High- and Low-Risk High School Students and Students with Learning Disabilities. Applied Language Learning, 3, 37-63.
  • Sparks,R., Ganshow,L., Javorsky,J., Pohlman J., and Patton, J. (1992). Test Comparisons among Students Identified as High-Risk, Low-Risk, and Learning Disabled in High School Foreign Language Courses. Modern Language Journal,76,142-159.
  • Sparks,R., Ganshow,L., Javorsky,J., Pohlman J., and Patton, J. (1992). Identifying Native Language Deficits in High- and Low-Risk Foreign Language Learners in High School. Foreign Language Annals, 25 403-418.
  • Patton, J. (1988). On the Dynamic Derivation of the Titius - Bode Law. Celestial Mechanics, 44, 365-391.
  • Byrkett,D., Patton, J., Ozden M. (1988). Integrating Flexible Manufacturing Systems with Traditional Manufacturing, Planning and Control. Production and Inventory Management Journal, 29, No. 3, 15-32.
  • Patton, J., Cottell,P. (1988). The Effect of Inventory Costs on the LIFO Layer Liquidation Decision. Journal_of_Operations_Management, 7, No 3, 59-73
  • Ravindran A., Moskowitz H., Patton, J. (1979). An Algorithm for Selecting an Optimal Acceptance Plan in Quality Control and Auditing. Int. J. Prod. Res., 17, No. 6, 581-594.


  • Patton, J. "Using the SAS Projman Application for Scheduling Projects," at the 25th Midwest SAS Users Group Conference, Columbus, OH, September 22-24, 2013.
  • Goforth,K.,Noltemeyer,A., Patton, J., Bush,K., Begen,D., Factors Affecting Math Achievement, Posters on the Hill, April 24,2013, Washington D.C.
  • Zullig, K., Patton, J., et all, Further Validation of the School Climate Measure among a Large Diverse Sample of Adolescents. Paper accepted at the 140th annual American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting (October 27-October 31, 2012, in San Francisco, CA.
  • Noltemeyer, A., Bush, K., Patton, J., & Bergen, D. (2012, June). An Examination of the Relationship between Maslow’s Deficiency Needs and Student Academic Performance. Paper accepted for the 2012 International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Charles Kwit (Miami University), Jon Patton (Miami University), Joe Wunderle (U.S. Forest Service [USFS], International Institute of Tropical Forestry [IITF]), Jen White (Puerto Rico Conservation Foundation, USFS IITF), Dave Currie (Puerto Rico Conservation Foundation, USFS IITF), and Dave Ewert (The Nature Conservancy), "Spatiotemporal Patterns of Rainfall throughout the Bahamian Archipelago, 1961-1990", Abaco Science Alliance Conference, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas, Jan 3-6, 2008.
  • Patton, J. "Change of Writing Style with Time", poster for CACR Symposium, Miami University, March 1-2, 2007.
  • Patton, J. "The Projman Application: Allowing SAS to Manage Your Project" at the Midwest SAS Users Group Conference, Dearborn, MI, October 22-24, 2006.
  • Patton, J. "Development of Automated Test Scoring Using the SAS System", poster for CACR Symposium, Miami University, March 24, 2006.
  • Patton, J. "Development of Automated Test Scoring Using the SAS System" at the Cincinnati Quarterly SAS Users Group Meeting, May 12, 2005.
  • Patton, J. "Development of Automated Test Scoring Using the SAS System" at the 12th Annual Conference of the MidWest SAS Users Group, Kansas City, MO, November 4-6, 2001.
  • Fennell, R., Patton, J. "Gender Differences in Attitudes Toward Homosexuality of Students in a University HIV Education Course: 1989-1993" at the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex (SSSS) Conference, San Francisco, CA, November 11,1995.
  • Fennell,R., Patton, J., "Dietary Behaviors and Physical Activity among Students Attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities(HBCU's)" at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, November 1, 1995.
  • Fennell,R., Patton, J., "Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Use among Students Attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's)" at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, October 31,1995.
  • Fennell,R., Patton, J., "Knowledge, Attitudes, and Homophobia of Students Enrolled in an HIV Education Course: 1989-1993" poster session at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting, Washington,D.C., October 31, 1994.
  • Fennell,R., Patton, J., "Gender Differences in an AIDS Education Course: 1989- 1993" poster session at the Tenth International Conference on AIDS International Conference on STD, Yokohama, Japan, August 10 & 11, 1994.
  • Freysinger,V., Lierman,P., Patton, J., "Leisure With Kids & Parental Satisfaction:Further Evidence of a Gender gap in Adult Roles", at the Leisure research Symposium, Oct. 17-20, 1991, Baltimore,Md.

Academic Service

  1. Served on several graduate committees including a doctoral committee for a PHD candidate in Geology.
  2. Served as a referee for several publications including:
    1. International Journal of Forecasting, Dr. Anne Koehler, Editor.
    2. Medicinal Plants Journal, Prof. Akah Peter Achunike, Editor.
    3. School Psychology International Journal, Dr. Amity Noltemeyer, Associate Editor