Eugene Pattison was a professor of English at Alma College in Michigan. He held a PhD in English from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School. He retired in 2000 after 36 years as a member of the English faculty at Alma College and 40 years as advisor to Tau Kappa Epsilon, working with more than 1000 students over the years. In January 1999, he was inducted into the Chapter Advisory Hall of Fame during the organization's centennial conclave. In addition to his work on campus, Pattison was an ordained Presbyterian Minister and was active in the Presbyterian Church throughout his years at Alma.