Patrice D. Rankine was promoted to full professor of language and cultures in the College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. His appointment is effective for the 2013-14 academic years. He has served on the Purdue faculty since 1998.
Professor Rankine is a graduate of Brooklyn College, part of the City University of New York system. He holds two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in classical language and literature from Yale University.