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About Provost Paul

Dr. Elizabeth L. "Beth" Paul joined Stetson University as provost and vice president for academic affairs in July 2009, serving as the university's senior academic officer. Dr. Paul also holds the rank of full professor with tenure in the Department of Psychology.

Prior to her arrival at Stetson University, Dr. Paul was vice provost and professor of psychology at The College of New Jersey, a public residential college, where she had served since 1992, holding positions as interim provost and vice president for academic affairs, interim vice president for student life and chair of the Department of Psychology. Her academic experience also includes faculty positions at The College of New Jersey and Wellesley College and as a research associate at Harvard University.

While at The College of New Jersey, she worked with the Bonner Foundation of Princeton, N.J., on its national efforts to engage students in meaningful service and learning with the community.

Well-known as a consultant focusing on student learning outcomes assessment, strategic planning and change management, Dr. Paul has held national leadership roles in key higher education initiatives including community-engaged learning and undergraduate research. She recently served as President of the Council on Undergraduate Research.

Dr. Paul earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Boston University, receiving a doctorate in personality psychology in 1989. In 2007, she earned a certificate in Higher Education Administration from Harvard Institute for Educational Management.

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