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Patrick Dent

Assistant Dean of Curriculum, Associate Professor (Teaching), Technology

Associate Professor Patrick Dent is the Assistant Dean of Curriculum for the USC Iovine and Young Academy. He previously taught for 15 years in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, where he was the Associate Director of Technology for the Information Technology Program. He teaches in both the undergraduate Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation program and the Master of Science in Integrated Design, Business and Technology.

Prof. Dent has taught New Media, Web development and database and programming courses at the University of Southern California since 1998. He has developed courses, degrees and curriculum, at the graduate and undergraduate level, across a number of schools.

His background beyond USC and teaching includes working in graphic and web design, database and information systems, and as a newspaper reporter and magazine writer.

Prof. Dent evangelizes Web development technologies to students of all backgrounds, from business to computer science to art and music. He takes an interdisciplinary approach to all his academic teaching. And he believes a thorough technical knowledge is useful to far more than just developers, but also to the project managers, creative types, and clients they work with.

Courses Taught

Coding I

Basics of Web page creation, Web objects, scripting and interactivity. Developing skills to build interactive websites and creating a solid foundation in scripting fundamentals.