• Ph.D., University of Colorado
  • M.P.Aff, The University of Texas in Austin
  • B.A., Southwestern University


  • National Politics
  • American Government
  • Civic Engagement
  • Ethics
  • Public Administration


Patricia Jaramillo, Ph.D., was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and raised in Odessa. She attended Southwestern University, where she obtained a B.A. in political science and the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin for a Master of Public Affairs. She worked as a policy analyst for the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission before returning to school to pursue her Ph.D. at the University of Colorado, Boulder. 

Jaramillo enjoys teaching students how to engage with topics in American politics, policy and public administration. She sees how skills that students develop in the classroom through a liberal arts education shape students’ future success.  

Her research utilizes both quantitative and qualitative methodologies to study questions of political participation and community engagement. 


Romero, Francine S. and Patricia A. Jaramillo. 2022. “Can Gentrification Battles Promote Civic Health? A Case Study Analysis in San Antonio, Texas.” Housing Policy Debate, DOI: 10.1080/10511482.2022.2076714

Reddick, Christopher, Chatfield, Akemi T. and Jaramillo, Patricia A. 2015. “Public Opinion on National Security Agency Surveillance Programs: A Multi-Methods Approach.” Government Information Quarterly 32(2), 129-141.

Reddick, Christopher and Jaramillo, Patricia A. 2015. “New Digital Media Use and Preferences for Government: A Survey of Canadians.” Electronic Government, An International Journal, 11(1), 39-58.

Jaramillo, Patricia A. 2010. “Building a Theory, Measuring a Concept: Exploring Intersectionality and Latina Activism.” Journal of Women, Politics and Policy, 31(3): 193-216. DOI: 10.1080/15544771003697213

García, Sonia R., Valerie Martinez-Ebers, Irasema Coronado, Sharon A. Navarro and Patricia A. Jaramillo. 2008. Políticas: Latina Public Officials in Texas. Austin: University of Texas Press.

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