Patrick Dent is an associate professor and the chair of technology and engineering at the USC Iovine and Young Academy. He also teaches in the Academy’s online Master of Science in Integrated Design, Business and Technology program, and has a joint appointment at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.
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. He believes a thorough technical knowledge is useful to more than just developers, but also to project managers, creatives, and the clients they work with.
Prof. Dent has taught new media, web development and database and programming courses at USC since 1998. He has also worked in graphic and web design, database and information systems, and as a newspaper reporter and magazine writer.