Robert "Chip" Patterson, Jr., MBA

Adjunct Instructor
Department of Health Policy and Management


Robert “Chip” Patterson, currently Director of Coxwell Disaster Services, has extensive experience in emergency management leadership, including implementing strategies and operations for disaster response and recovery operations. 

Prior to joining Coxwell’s Disaster Recovery Services Division, Chip served in mayoral appointed positions for 10 years as the City of Jacksonville, Florida’s Director for Emergency Management and Security Coordinator. Chip worked in the Florida Division of Emergency Management as the Response Services Administrator.

Prior to work in Florida, Chip was the Chief of Operations for North Carolina's Division of Emergency Management. His career includes service as a Radiological Emergency Preparedness Planner in North Carolina and 6 years in the United States Navy nuclear propulsion program.


  • BS, Sociology, University of the State of New York, 1989
  • MBA, Business Administration, Jacksonville University, 2002