Patrick Dent is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and an Associate Professor at the USC Iovine and Young Academy. He previously taught for 15 years in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.
Dent has more than 20 years of professional development experience, in disciplines ranging from programming and scripting to database systems and administration to web design and publishing.
He has taught New Media, Web development, database, and programming courses at the University of Southern California since 1998. Dent has developed courses, degrees, and curriculum, at the graduate and undergrad level, across three different Schools at USC. His background beyond teaching includes working in graphic and web design, database and information systems, and as a newspaper reporter and magazine writer.