photo of patterson Miles Patterson was recently selected as the 2009 recipient of the University of Missouri President's Award for Research and Creativity. It is presented each year to a faculty member from one of the four campuses (Columbia, Kansas City, Rolla, and St. Louis) for "a sustained national and international record of research and/or creativity." Professor Patterson will receive the award at a June 4 dinner at the Board of Curators' meeting in Kansas City.


Patterson has been on the faculty at UM-St. Louis since 1969 and was the
1990 recipient of the UM-St. Louis Chancellor's Award for Research and
Creativity. He is the author of 90 publications, including two books
(one translated into Japanese), the recent co-edited Sage Handbook of
Nonverbal Communication, 20 chapters in edited scholarly volumes in
Psychology and Communication, and numerous empirical, review, and
theoretical articles. For forty years, he has systematically developed a
program of research on nonverbal communication that includes three major
theories (and the recent development of a fourth-generation theory),
numerous empirical articles, and a variety of methodological
publications. A new book manuscript, just under contract, will be
published in English, Spanish, Catalan, Italian, and Japanese editions.


In the outside letters supporting Patterson's nomination, a wide range
of eminent scholars in Psychology and Communication from across the
world recognized him as one of the leading international scholars in
nonverbal communication. In particular, these scholars emphasized the
importance of Patterson's theories and his innovative methodologies in
advancing empirical research.


Learn more about Dr. Patterson's research and see video clips of an interview with Dr. Patterson at the following website: