Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff

Raymond Patton
Professor, Department of History

Dr. Raymond Patton is an Associate Professor of History and Faculty Director of the Honors Program and Macaulay Honors College at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY. His scholarship explores the relationship between popular culture, aesthetics, and politics across the boundaries of the “first,” “second,” and “third” worlds of the Cold War era. In Punk Crisis: The Global Punk Rock Revolution (Oxford University Press, 2018), he examines how transnational punk movements eroded the boundaries and political categories that defined the Cold War Era, replacing them with a new framework based on conservative or progressive identity. Dr. Patton has taught on a wide range of subjects, including World History, Global Revolutions, the Cold War, Nazi Germany, East European and Soviet History, Research Methods in History, and interdisciplinary seminars on Music and Resistance, The Meaning of Life, Consumerism, and Technology and Culture. Prior to his current role, Patton served as Director of Educational Partnerships and General Education at John Jay College, and as a faculty member in the History Department at Drury University. Dr. Patton received a PhD in History (2011) and a MA in Russian and East European Studies (2005) from the University of Michigan, and a BA in History and Philosophy from the University of Georgia (2003). 



Litna McNickle

Mrs. McNickle is the Administrative Director of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Honors Program and an alumna of the college. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Police Studies in 1985. As a member of the John Jay community since 1977, she has had extensive experience working with staff and students across the college, including appointments in the offices of Public Safety, Bursar, Registrar, Institutional Research, Freshman Services, and Scholarship Services. Ms. McNickle also serves as the College's Chapter Advisor for Phi Eta Sigma, The National Honor Society for the Freshman Year.

Ms. Adrienne FitzGerald   afitzgerald@jjay.cuny.edu