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Professor Michael Patte

Professor of Teaching and Learning, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Adjunct Professor of The University of the West Indies-Family Development Centre

Professor Michael M. Patte is a Professor of Teaching and Learning at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania who prepares undergraduate and graduate students for careers in education. Dr. Patte teaches various courses and supervises students across a variety of field placements. During his 25-year career in education he developed an interest in child development, early childhood education, play and playfulness, and home, school, and community collaborations and has shared his scholarship through publications, international and national conference presentations, and advocacy projects.

Professor Patte is a Distinguished Fulbright Scholar, Co-editor of the International Journal of Play, past president of The Association for the Study of Play, board member of The International Council for Children’s Play, and a member of the Pennsylvania Governor’s Early Learning Council, responsible for planning the expansion of effective early learning and development services for Pennsylvania’s young children and families.

His recent books include:
Roopnarine, J.L., Johnson, J.E., Quinn, S., & Patte, M.M. (2018). Handbook of International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education. New York, NY: Routledge.

Patte, M.M., & Sutterby, J. (2016). Play and culture studies volume 13: Celebrating 40 years of play research – Reflecting on our past, exploring the present, and playing into the future. Lanham, MD: University Press of America.

Starmack, T., & Patte, M.M. (2016). Developing mindful home, school, and community partnerships. San Diego, CA: Cognella.

Roopnarine, J.L., Patte, M.M., Johnson, J.E., and Kuschner, D. (2015). International Perspectives on Children’s Play. England: Open University Press.