Robert Madera Distinguished Professor of Accounting and Chair of the Accounting, Management Information Systems, and Legal Studies Department of the Dillard College of Business Administration at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas
He received his bachelor’s degree from Midwestern State University, a master’s degree from the University of North Texas, and a PhD from Texas Tech University. He teaches governmental and nonprofit accounting, as well as auditing.
Dr. Patton began his career in public accounting, where he audited local governments. Later, he served as a project manager and as the research manager for the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. He has coauthored a governmental accounting book for practitioners, Guide to Governmental Financial Reporting Model: Implementing GASBS No. 34, and another governmental accounting textbook published by Pearson Prentice Hall.
He has published articles in the Accounting Review, Accounting Horizons, the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, and the Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting, and Financial Management, among others. Dr. Patton regularly speaks to accounting professionals on state and local governmental accounting topics.
Dr. Patton has served as a board member on numerous nonprofit boards of directors. Currently, he serves on the board of the BBB Serving North Central Texas. He is also a board member and chair of United Regional Healthcare System and the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture.