I am a native Midwesterner -- a Kansan to be specific. I recently finished my Master's degree in counseling and currently work at the University of Iowa. I teach roughly four to six classes a year, in addition to coordinating a few major campus events, including TEDxUIowa. I also live in a Fraternity House as a resident advisor -- the men sometimes refer to me as Papa Paul. I love being in a community that stresses learning and development for the entire community -- higher education is a calling as well as a career. My parents were both educators (formally and informally), and I find incredible satisfaction doing the work I do helping students understand leadership, social justice, and perspective.
Areas of Expertise
Student Development, Multicultural education, Student Affairs & Activities, Student Leadership Development, Service Learning, Experiential Education
I'm passionate about
Educational practice! I'm a nerd, and studying pedagogy (and experimenting with it) is something that I really enjoy. I also enjoy music and could be considered a 'foodie.'
People don't know I'm good at
Playing the piano by ear. Most anything I hear on the radio I can translate into something on the ivories.