Paul is a Chicagoland native and a historian of the colonial and revolutionary American South. He earned his B.A. from Wheaton College and his M.A. from the University of South Carolina, and he is completing his Ph.D. at the University of South Carolina. He previously worked for the American Enterprise Institute as Dr. Lynne Cheney’s research assistant.

Paul comes to FIRE having spent years in higher education where he witnessed firsthand the decline in viewpoint diversity on campus in general and in the humanities in particular. He is excited to contribute to FIRE’s mission by supporting intellectual freedom at our nation’s colleges and universities.

In his free time, Paul enjoys listening to classical music, visiting historic sites, traveling, and playing any sport with a racket. He is currently learning how to sail and welcomes any tips to improve his golf game.