Dr. Judd Patton
Cell Phone #: (402) 332-7221
Office Phone #: (402) 557-7510
Judd W. Patton is Professor of
Economics at Bellevue University located in Bellevue, Nebraska. He has been
Chair of the Economics area for thirty years. Besides teaching each
economics course at Bellevue University his is also the Founder and Director of
the Entrepreneurial Leadership Center.
Dr. Patton’s educational background
includes a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Grove City College and
Master’s degrees in Economics from Youngstown State University and St. Andrews
University in Scotland. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics under Dr. Hans Sennholz
at International College in 1982.
Dr. Patton’s teaching career has
spanned 39 years at three colleges: Hillsdale College (1973-1980), Washington
and Jefferson College (1980-1982), and Bellevue University since 1982. In 1980
Dr. Patton was named “Teacher of the Year” at Hillsdale College by the senior
class. He was named to the John Templeton Foundation Honor Roll for Free
Enterprise Teaching in 1990 and he received the ConAgra Distinguished Professor
Award for 1990-1991 at Bellevue University.
Dr. Patton is the author of two
Missing Dimensions in Economics (1989) and
Jefferson’s “Bible:” The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth (1996). In
1997 Dr. Patton re-established the tradition with the 105th Congress, started by
Congress itself in 1905, of giving all new Senators and Representatives a copy
of Jefferson’s “Bible.” Thomas Jefferson called his work “a wee little book” to
highlight the moral laws and principles upon which our Nation was founded. These
precepts were captured by Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence in the
phrase, “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God.”
Dr. Patton has published over fifty
articles in Bellevue University’s Bottom Line Newsletter, and is working on his
third book, The Maker’s Economics. He is also a regular commentator on a number
of radio programs in Omaha, Nebraska discussing economic issues of the day.
Dr. Patton and his wife Jeanne are
the parents of Janell (Bellevue University class of ’96), Jared (Omaha paramedic
and firefighter), and Jonathan (entrepreneur and President of
JM Web Designs).
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