African and Comparative History.

Dr. Adell Patton, Jr., Ph.D.

Dr. Patton in 1995 public relations photo, University of Missouri - St. Louis (UMSL). Photo by Mr. Jack M. Crosby, Senior Information Specialist at UMSL.


Dr. Patton has been a Professor of history for nearly 35 years.  After 20 years at Howard University, Dr. Patton joined the Department of History, UM-St. Louis in 1994.  His research has greatly contributed to what is known about the African Diaspora, and he continues to broaden the knowledge in the field.

Dr. Patton’s scholarship is matched by his enthusiasm for the field, which he brings to the classroom.  This enthusiasm makes him a dynamic teacher and his students are imparted with some of his passion for the field.