Stacey Patton (also known as Dr. Stacey Patton) is an American journalist, writer, author, speaker, and college professor and commentator.
Patton has written for such publications as The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News and The Root.
Patton, a former senior enterprise reporter for The Chronicle of Higher Education, is a professor of multimedia journalism at Morgan State University's School of Global Journalism and Communication and founder of the anti-child abuse movement Spare The Kids, Inc.
In 2012, Womanspace of Mercer County, a nonprofit organization which provides help for victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence, awarded its annual Barbara Boggs Sigmund Award to Patton. She has won reporting awards from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, National Association of Black Journalists, the Scripps Howard Foundation, National Education Writers Association, and she was the 2015 recipient of the Vernon Jarrett Medal for her reporting on race.
Patton is also the author of the memoir That Mean Old Yesterday. The book was published by Simon & Schuster.