Photographic Journalism & Journalism Lab Coordinator, Mass Communication webmaster
Office: Boynton 201
M.I.S., Stephen F. Austin State University; B.A. Stephen F. Austin State University
After receiving his bachelor's degree in journalism from Stephen F. Austin State University, Greg Patterson invested eight years working for SFA's Public Affairs office as university photographer. Upon completion of his master's degree, he spent two years teaching photography part-time for the Department of Mass Communication. He has been part of SFA's full-time faculty since the fall semester of 1996. His teaching responsibilities include courses in focused in visual communication including photographic journalism, multimedia journalism and new media. He is adviser to the local National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) student organization.
Since 1993, he has owned and operated G. Patterson Photographic Studio & Gallery, a successful portrait studio. In 2005 the business was relocated to a historic Victorian home at 122 Mound St. in Nacogdoches to better serve their clients. The Patterson's have established their photography studio with a reputation for quality workmanship in photographing families, children, and high school seniors. This past year Greg Patterson was voted the Best Photographer in Nacogdoches by readers of the Daily Sentinel.
His photography of Nacogdoches and East Texas has recently been published in Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine. Various other magazines including The Journey, BScene have also published his work. He has a standing exhibits at Nacogdoches Medical Center and Carmike Cinemas of Lufkin and Nacogdoches.
Patterson is a member of the Nacogdoches Chamber of Commerce, Texas Professional Photographers of America (TPPA), and Professional Photographers of America (PPA). He was certified by the PPA in 1998 and re-certified in 2003, a distinction held by less than 150 photographers in Texas.
Married to Cindy Patterson, they have three children, Jessica, Daniel and Nathan. In his spare time, he can be found sailing Lake Nacogdoches or training for the next half marathon.