David Patton assumed the position of Vice President in the summer of 2002, after serving eight years as the American Councils NIS Regional Director in Moscow. In both positions, Dr. Patton has primary responsibility for oversight and senior-level management of a network of field offices and centers that now number more than 50 in 20 countries in East Europe, Eurasia, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. His duties entail extensive travel throughout the regions of American Councils activity, where he has contributed in significant ways to program development and administration, staff development, improvement of information technologies, and the elaboration of sound and effective policies for American Councils with respect to all aspects of American Councils operations. In addition to providing oversight for field operations, Dr. Patton also oversees higher education programs and coordinates the American Councils development, marketing and fundraising efforts.
In May, 2012 Dr. Patton assumed the role of president of the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (NCEEER). For over three decades the organization has focused on high level, policy-relevant research on the postdoctoral level.
Dr. Patton is the recipient of numerous research grants and has studied and worked in the NIS region and Central Europe since 1983. His Ph.D. is in Slavic linguistics and his primary area of research is East Slavic languages with a secondary focus on the South Slavic group. Dr. Patton’s dissertation is on analytic development in the modern Russian language.
Dr. Patton also currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Kazakh Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research (KIMEP), Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), the Executive Committee of the International Center for Slavic and East European Studies, and the Oversight Committee of the Kosovo-American Education Fund (KAEF).
Executive Vice President
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|1999||Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Ph.D., Slavic Linguistics
Dissertation: Analytism in Modern Russian
|1988||Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Master of Arts, Slavic Linguistics
Thesis: Syntactic Characteristics of “Two,” “Three” and “Four” in the Slavic Languages
|1984||University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
Bachelor of Arts, Russian Language and Literature
|2012 – Present||National Council for Eurasian and East European Research, Washington, DC
|2002 – Present||American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, Washington, DC
Executive Vice President