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Stacey Patton

Stacey Patton

Staff Reporter (former)
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Stacey Patton, who joined The Chronicle of Higher Education in 2011, wrote about graduate students. Her coverage areas included adjuncts, career outcomes for Ph.D.’s, diversity among doctoral students in science, technology, engineering, and math fields, and students navigating the graduate-school experience.

Before joining The Chronicle, Patton was a senior editor and writer for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, where she edited and produced content for the organization’s civil-rights blog, TheDefendersOnline. Patton also reported for The Washington Post and The Baltimore Sun, and contributed articles and editorials to The New York Times, Newsday, and the NAACP’s magazine, Crisis.

In addition to her work as a journalist, she is also a child activist and founder of Spare the Kids Inc., an organization that combats child abuse.

Patton attended the Johns Hopkins University and New York University, where she received a journalism degree and graduated with honors. She holds a Ph.D. in American history from Rutgers University.

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