As ACTA’s Director of Alumni Advocacy, Dr. Paul works closely with the Director of the Fund for Academic Renewal (FAR) to support the efforts of alumni groups to advocate campus reform, particularly surrounding their alma maters’ free expression policies. He builds partnerships with and consults alumni group leaders, acts as a liaison between ACTA and the Alumni Free Speech Alliance, amplifies the message of alumni groups, creates online resources to aid alumni in their reform efforts, and conducts regular webinars and an annual summit for alumni leaders to facilitate networking and knowledge sharing.
Prior to joining ACTA, Dr. Paul worked in public relations for various organizations in the United States. He received his doctorate (Ph.D. Communication) from the University of Missouri, specializing in political communication. Dr. Paul’s scholarly research seeks to identify best practices for twenty-first-century leadership, media, and civil discourse. He also holds a master’s degree (M.A. Professional Communication) from Southern Utah University and a bachelor’s degree (B.A. Political Science, Philosophy Minor) from Brigham Young University.
Dr. Paul is an active member of the National and Central States Communication Associations and an online adjunct instructor for Southern Utah University’s Department of Communication.
Outside the office, Dr. Paul enjoys reading everything from the classics to presidential biographies, running, watching movies, improving his golf and pickleball game, cheering for the Kansas City Chiefs and BYU Cougars, participating in the performing arts, and traveling with his wife and extended family.