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Patricia Campion, Ph.D.

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    Patricia Campion, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Global Studies and Sociology; Director, Global Studies Program

    Dr. Patricia Campion was born and raised in Chartres, France. As an undergraduate, she studied abroad in Córdoba, Spain, and completed an internship in Bolivia. For her dissertation, she pursued her interest in Latin America by analyzing the spatial distribution of local NGOs in San Luis Potosí­, Mexico. After graduation, she created a consulting firm in the California Central Valley, providing strategic planning and evaluation services to local social service organizations. She then moved to Tennessee Technological University for four years, before joining Saint Leo University in 2009. She teaches a variety of Sociology and Global Studies courses, and also teaches in the Honors program. She has been a member of the Saint Leo Institutional Review Board since 2010 and chaired it for three years. In her spare time, she likes to travel, walk her dogs, cook, and write.


    • Diploma in Agricultural Engineering, Institut Supérieur Agricole de Beauvais (France)
    • Certificate of Specialization in Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)
    • M.A. in Sociology, Louisiana State University
    • Ph.D. in Sociology with a minor in Geography, Louisiana State University

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