Dr. Patrick is married and lives in Rice Lake. In ninth grade, she decided to become a history major when she fell in love with historical fiction. Having discovered that she cannot write dialogue, she pursued a career as a professional historian. She specializes in American banking and financial history.
Dr. Patrick has taught at UW-Barron County since the fall of 1990. Before arriving in Wisconsin, she taught in South Carolina, Kentucky, and Indiana. In 2004, she was appointed Associate Dean at UW-BC, which resulted in a cut in her teaching load for the next six years. She returned to full-time teaching in Fall 2010.
B.A., University of Texas – Austin M.A., Texas Tech University Ph.D., Indiana University
Dr. Patrick has begun preliminary work on a history of northwestern Wisconsin in the 1930s. This is a long-term project, and she welcomes any assistance the public might provide.