Gary Patterson

Gary Patterson

Dean, Kate Tiedemann School of Business and Finance
Tiedemann-Cotton Endowed Professor of Finance

Campus: St. Petersburg
Room: LPH 414C
Phone: 727-873-4005

Gary Patterson is a professor of finance in the Kate Tiedemann School of Business and Finance in St. Petersburg and serves as dean for the school and as campus dean. He arrived at USF in 2000. Prior to his appointment here, he was an assistant professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz and before that, he was an assistant professor with the University of Baltimore.

Patterson's research has been published in Real Estate Economics and he has presented papers at the International Conference on Energy Finance and the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, among others. He also served as a member of the business college's Strategic Planning Task Force and as the co-chair of the college's Impact Task Force.

He earned a PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA from the  University of Texas-Austin.


  • Pacini, C., Forbes Stowell, N., Katz, I., Patterson, G., Lin, W. (2020). "An Analysis of Money Laundering, Shell Entities, and No Ownership Transparency That Washes Off and On Many Shores: A Building Tidal Wave of Policy Responses" Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy, 30,1, 1 – 36.
  • Chen, H., Downs, D. & Patterson, G.A. (2012). The information content of REIT short interest: Investment focus and heterogeneous beliefs. Real Estate Economics, 40(2), 249-283.