Professor, Director of the A.Q. Miller School of Media and Communication
Campus office: Nichols 234C | 785-532-6862
B.A., M.A., and Ph.D., Texas A&M University, Department of Communication, College Station, TX
Dr. Paul’s research focuses generally on the construction of communities both at work and at home. He specifically explores issues related to restorative justice, conflict management in the workplace, forgiveness and revenge, dialogue and deliberation. He has conducted research that explores how facilitators of victim-offender dialogue understand justice and their roles in helping participants to accomplish justice. His dissertation explored how employees in four different organizations practiced forgiveness following hurtful events. He is also conducting research on motivations to forgive following hurtful events as well as motivation to participate in deliberative programming. Dr. Paul’s research has been published in journals such as Conflict Resolution Quarterly and Communication Quarterly. He has also presented at a number of conferences, including for the National Communication Association and the International Association of Conflict Management.