Faculty Profile

David Patterson

David Patterson


Email: david.patterson@umontana.edu
Office: Math 208
Office Hours:

Spring 2021: I am teaching remotely this semester. Please contact me via email to set up a Zoom or phone meeting. 


Spring 2021: Stat 452 (Stat Methods II), M 595-2 (Statistical Learning)

Fall 2020: Stat 451 (Stat Methods I) - 2 sec.

Spring 2020: Stat 422 (Mathematical Statistics), Stat 341 (Prob & Stat)

Fall 2019: no teaching

Spring 2019: Stat 422 (Mathematical Statistics), Stat 544 (Bayesian Data Analysis)

Fall 2018: Stat 341 (Prob & Stat), Stat 421 (Probability)

Spring 2018: M 105 (Contemporary Mathematics), Stat 452 (Stat Methods II)

Fall 2017: Stat 451 (Stat Methods I) - 2 sec.

Spring 2017: Stat 452 (Stat Methods II); Stat 341 (Prob & Stat)



B.A., Carleton College, 1974

Ph.D., Statistics, University of Iowa, 1984

Research Interests

Applied statistics, classification

Field of Study


Selected Publications

Neher, C., J. Duffield, D. Patterson and K. Neher (2019). Convergent Validity of Alternative Dependent Variable Specifications for Individual Travel Cost Models. Environmental Economics and Policy Studies 21, 307–324. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10018-018-0231-z

Duffield, J., C. Neher, and D. Patterson (2018). Natural resource valuation with a tribal perspective: a case study of the Penobscott Nation, Applied Economics.51:22, 2377-2389, DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2018.1543942

Smith, D., T. Rau, A. Poulsen, A. MacWilliams, D. Patterson, W. Kelly, D. Poulsen (2018). Convulsive seizures and EEG spikes after lateral fluid-percussion injury in the rat. Epilepsy Research, 147, November 2018, 87-94.

Neher, C., L. Bair, J. Duffield, D. Patterson, and K. Neher (2018). Convergent validity between willingness to pay elicitation methods: an application to Grand Canyon whitewater boaters. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. https://doi.org/10.1080/09640568.2018.1435411.

Neher, C., J. Duffield, and D. Patterson (2017). Budgeting for the Future: The Long-Term Impacts of Short-Term Thinking in Alabama K-12 Education Funding. The Journal of Education Finance, 42, No. 4.

Hutto, R.L. and Patterson, D.A. (2016). Positive effects of fire on birds may appear only under narrow combinations of fire severity and time-since-fire. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 25, 1074-1085.

Patterson, D. (2016). A Three-Population Constrained Discrimination Procedure. Communications in Statistics: Theory and Methods, 45(16), 4771-4787.

Duffield, J., C. Neher and D. Patterson (2014). Oil Spill in Northern Waters: Trial Outcomes and the Long-term in the Case of the Exxon-Valdez. Arctic Review on Law and Politics, 5(1), 38-74.

Neher, C., J. Duffield and D. Patterson (2013). Valuation of National Park System Visitation: The Efficient Use of Count Data Models, Meta-Analysis, and Secondary Visitor Data. Environmental Management, 52(3), 683-698.

Duffield, J., C. Neher and D. Patterson (2013). Modeling the Influence of Water Levels on Recreational Use at Lakes Mead and Powell. Lake and Reservoir Management, 29(4), 233-246.

Duffield, J., C. Neher, D. Patterson, and A. Deskins (2013). Effects of wildfire on national park visitation and the regional economy: a natural experiment in the Northern Rockies. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 22(8), 1155-1166.

Duffield, J., C. Neher, D. Patterson, and J. Loomis (2013). Valuation of Recreation in the National Parks: Estimating Micro Meta Models for Benefit Transfer. Western Economics Forum, 12(1), 16-30.

Duffield J., C. Neher, S. Allen, D. Patterson, and B. Gentner (2012). Modeling the Behavior of Marlin Anglers in the Western Pacific. Marine Resource Economics, 27(4), 343-358.