Paul is a well-known to the LW community since he has taught a number of very well-received courses. His approach to teaching is one of intense discussion and some reading, though a few lectures will also be given to provide background for the various topics. Paul’s goal is to have the class participants share their personal experiences and knowledge about the topic.
Paul comes to the course with a strong background in teaching. He was born and raised in the Boston area and holds a BA in political science from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst). He also holds a masters and doctorate in education. Paul taught and/or was an administrator in public schools for 41 years and he has also taught at a community college and was a visiting associate professor at Temple University. During his career, Paul taught American history, European history, economics, civics, and psychology. He has also given courses on civil rights and related topics at the JCC and at other venues in this area.