Patrick Dent is the associate dean for academic affairs and 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 curricula 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.