Paul brings experience as a faculty member, scholar, and businessperson to the challenge of leading Marlboro into the 21st century. He has a B.A. and M.A. in English and a Ph.D. in composition theory and technology. Paul is a nationally known scholar in the area of educational technology with three books, numerous chapters and articles, and many professional presentations in this area. While chair of the humanities department at Springfield College, he directed the Davis Multimedia Center, a state-of-the-art facility for computer-based learning.
Paul left Springfield in 1994 to become a vice-president at Houghton Mifflin Company, where he created and directed Sixth Floor Media, the company's higher education technology group. Its software programs are already in use in over 400 schools in 10 countries.
"As a teacher and scholar in the Humanities, I have an unwavering commitment to teaching and learning," Paul says. "At the heart of all excellent instruction is the interaction between individual teacher and student. I am interested in technology for the ways it can best support that interaction, allowing it to occur over greater distances, as when a student is away on field work, and by supplying greater resources, as when we access distant libraries over the Internet."
Paul lives on campus, in Mumford House, with Patricia Findlen, his wife and a practicing attorney, and two young daughters, Emma and Hannah.
B.A. Framingham State College, 1980; M.A. Boston College, 1982; Ph.D. University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1990.