Dr. Patty came to LCU in 1992. With degrees from Harding Graduate School, Union Theological Seminary, and Baylor University, he has teaches courses in areas from Philosophy to Comparative Religions, from Ethics to Theology. He travels frequently to research religious culture, especially in the regions of Turkey and India. As Director of The University Honors College, Dr. Patty oversees the interdisciplinary program for LCU's most outstanding students.
Continuing research on the theological roots of religious pluralism in the Stone-Campbell movement.
Continuing service as Executive Secretary-Treasurer for the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies.
Fellow, American Academy of Religion/Luce Foundation Summer Seminars in Theology of Religous Pluralism and Comparative Theology. Cohort One, 2009-2010
"Does the Free Market Corrupt Moral Character? Perspectives from a Christian Theologian." Christian Scholars Conference, Lipscomb University. Nashville, June 2009.