Paul has been a Professor of Political Science at Western Michigan University since 1996. He directs the masterâ€™s program in international development administration and he is one of the founding faculty of the doctoral program in evaluation. Paul teaches about national economic and social development strategies, program planning, and program evaluation.
Paul received his bachelorâ€™s degree in social science from Harvard and his masters and doctorate in public policy from Princeton. He taught mathematics while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Gambia.Â He has worked on evaluation systems with the U.S. government and with the United Nations, and he has consulted on evaluation in Washington DC, Peru, Brazil, Ghana, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Bangladesh and the Philippines.
Paul was born in Dallas, Texas, in 1961. He lived for most of his childhood in Hong Kong and India where his father worked as a social worker with the Methodist church. Paulâ€™s wife is a librarian and they have two daughters.