- Middle TN State Univ, Murfreesboro, TN (B.S. in Biology); 1969-75
– Univ of KY, Thomas Hunt Morgan School of Biological Sciences, Lexington,
KY (M.S. in Zoology, 1971; Ph.D. in Parasitology, 1975); 1975-77 - Dpt
of Veterinary Science, Post-doctoral Scholar, Univ. of KY, Lexington,
- Distinguished Service Professor, UT, Knoxville, TN; 1992-Present -
Prof of Parasitology and Director of Clinical Parasitology Service,
Dpt of Comparative Medicine (Dpt name Environmental Practice until 1993),
UT College of Veterinary Medicine, Knoxville, TN (UTCVM); 1990-92 -
Associate Prof of Parasitology and Dir Clinical Parasitology Service,
Dpt of Environmental Practice, UTCVM; 1985-1990 - Associate Prof of
Parasitology and Dir of Clinical Parasitology Service, Dpt of Pathobiology,
UTCVM; 1977-85 -Assistant/ Associate Prof of Parasit, Dpt of Pathobiology,
UTCVM; 1993-1996 Adjunct Prof, Dpt of Biological Science, Clemson Univ,
18 refereed scientific articles, 6 book chapters 1995 – 2000
Significant: 1. Patton, S., Mock, R.E., Drudge, J.H., and Morgan,
D.O.: Increase of Immunoglobulin T Concentration in Ponies as a Response
to Experimental Infection with the Nematode Strongylus vulgaris. Am.
J. Vet. Res. 39(1): 19-23, 1978.
Assadi-Rad, A.M., New J.C. and Patton, Sharon: Risk factors associated
with transmission of Toxoplasma gondii to sows kept in different management
systems in Tennessee. Vet. Parasitology 57: 289-297, 1995.
Patton, Sharon, Zimmerman, J., Roberts, T., et al. Seroprevalence
of Toxoplasma gondii in Hogs in the National Animal Health Monitoring
System (NAHMS). J. Eukaryotic Microbiology 43:121, 1996.
Davies, P.R., Morrow, W.E.M., Eden, J., Gamble, H.R., Patton, Sharon.
Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii and Trichinella spiralis in finishing
swine raised in different production systems in North Carolina, USA.
Preventive Veterinary Medicine 36: 67-76, 1998.
Mary-Claire Roghmann, Charles T. Faulkner, Alan Lefkowitz, Sharon
Patton, Jeff Zimmerman, J. Glenn Morris. Seventh Day Adventists Seventh
Day Adventists Have a Decreased Seroprevalence for Toxoplasma gondii.
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 60: 790-92, 1999.
Outstanding Educator Award - 1984, 1994, 2000; UT National Alumni
Association Outstanding Teacher Award –1990;Norden Distinguished Teacher
Award - 1990, 1994,1999;Woman of Achievement Award for UTK Faculty
Women – 1995;Southeastern Society of Parasitologists, Meritorious
Service Award – 1996;Chancellor’s Teaching Scholar - 1996-98; Distinguished
Service Professorship – 1999;North American Norden Distinguished Teacher
Award for the Outstanding Teacher in Veterinary Medicine in NA- 1999;
President-Elect American Society of Parasitologists 2000/President
Collaborators: -Drs. J. Kliebenstein, J. Zimmerman, Iowa State
University, Ames, IA; Dr. J. Sleeman, Colorado State University, Fort
Collins, CO; Dr. A.B. Mudakikwa, Mountain Gorilla Veterinary
Center, Rwanda; Dr. V. Clyde, Milwaukee Count Zoo, Milwaukee, WI;
Dr. R.P. Duncan, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary
Medicine, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA; Dr. P. Davies, North Carolina
State University, Raleigh, NC; Dr. G.P. Noblet, Clemson University,
Clemson, SC; Dr. C. Canny, Animal Medical Center, New York. NY; Dr.
J.G. Morris, MD School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD; Dr. L. Durden,
Institute of Arthropodology and Parasitology, Georgia Southern University,
Statesboro, GA: Dr. J.V. Hawkins, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI;
Drs. Steve Patton, John New, Susan Orosz, Charles Faulkner, University
of TN, College of Veterinary Medicine
Graduate/Post Doctoral Advisors: Professor James Marion Edney,
Univ of KY, Dpt of Biological Sciences, Deceased; Dr. J.H. Drudge,
Professor, Dpt of Veterinary Science, Univ of KY (Professor Emeritus);
E.T. Lyons, Prof, Dpt of Veterinary Science, Univ of KY, Lexington,
Graduate Students: Ph.D. Major Professor: Vina Diderrich (1991-2000);
Charles Faulkner (1990-98);
Committee: Yavuz Cakir (1999 -), Jeff Hoyer (1996 – 99); M.S. Major
Professor: Amy Whetstone Farley (1998- 2000), Hibret Amare (Fulbright
Scholar)(2000)"Toxoplasma gondii 1.