Paul’s role with the Center for Educational Innovation is to investigate the efficacy of educational innovations in the classroom and elsewhere in higher education. His recent research projects include conducting the UM Canvas LMS evaluation and measuring the efficacy of mobile video learning strategies. His work on various learning spaces research projects resulted in the co-publication of A Guide to Teaching in the Active Learning Classroom: History, Research and Practice (Stylus, 2016). Paul is also an instructor in the Preparing Future Faculty program that helps graduate students prepare to teach in academia. He earned his Ph.D. in American literature and his book, White Slaves, African Masters, (U of Chicago Press, 1999) explores the little-known Barbary captivity narrative. Previously at the University, he worked at the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Digital Media Center.