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Dr. Paul Gordon Brown is a scholar, consultant and speaker specializing in student learning and development’s intersection with technology, social media and design. A coffee adherent, a traveler and a thrill seeker, Paul has worked in various locations from Anchorage to London. As an independent speaker and consultant, he has keynoted conferences and spoken to diverse audiences nationally and internationally from Canada to Dubai. Paul’s doctoral research at Boston College focused on college student social media use and its impact on college student development, identity, and self concept.  Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the State University of New York College at Geneseo, and a Master of Science degree in College Student Personnel from Western Illinois University. Paul has also studied at Miami University in Oxford, OH and at New College, Oxford University, in the United Kingdom. Paul currently works as the Director of Curriculum, Training, and Research at the higher education technology software company, Roompact, focusing on advancing and enhancing residential student learning.

paul brown jetbluePaul has over 15 years of professional experience in higher education and student affairs in a diverse array of functional areas including residential education, honors programs, academic advising, college athletics and student activities.  He also served in a senior student affairs officer role as the Acting Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.  Formerly serving as an instructor in the Higher Education programs at Merrimack College and Boston College, Paul has extensive experience in the classroom and working in blended student and academic affairs environments.  His research passions include issues involving first year students, honors and high ability/high achieving students, learning communities, residential curricula, and social media, technology and design.

IMG_9922An experienced presenter, Paul has had accepted and given over 60 refereed presentations at international, national, and regional conferences. He was the first to bring the PechaKucha presentation style to higher education and student affairs through a session he organized with colleagues in 2012 and was recognized in 2014 by LinkedIn’s SlideShare as a “Keynote Author” for his excellence in presentation delivery and design.  Paul was also recognized by LinkedIn as “one to follow” and by EdTech Magazine as one of the top 50 Higher Ed bloggers.  He collaborated with Erik Qualman as a contributing author to “What Happens On Campus Stays on YouTube” and is a contributing author to numerous books on technology and higher education. Paul was recognized as a Diamond Honoree by —College Student Educators International for his sustained contributions of higher education and student affairs.

Paul currently serves on the Governing Board of the ACPA as the Director of Membership Development, having previously served two terms as the Coordinator for Coalitions. Paul also serves on the faculty of ACPA’s Residential Curriculum Institute and on the editorial board of the NASPA Compendium of Emerging Practice in Technology and Higher Education.

Find out more at www.paulgordonbrown.com and follow along at @paulgordonbrown


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Dr. Paul Gordon Brown is a scholar, consultant, and speaker specializing in student learning and development’s intersection with technology, social media and design. Paul has nearly 20 years of professional experience in higher education and student affairs with a specialty in developing a residential curriculum.  He has also served as a faculty member in the Boston College and Merrimack College Higher Education programs. Paul’s current role is as the Director of Curriculum, Training, and Research for the higher education technology software company, Roompact. Paul is recognized by LinkedIn in 2016 as a “Top Voice,” by SlideShare as a “Keynote Author,” by EdTech Magazine as a top higher education blogger, and by ACPA-College Student Educators International as a Diamond Honoree. Paul has authored and co-authored numerous books and book chapters including a collaboration with Erik Qualman on “What Happens On Campus Stays on YouTube.” Find out more at www.paulgordonbrown.com and follow along at @paulgordonbrown.

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Dr. Paul Gordon Brown is a speaker and educator specializing in student learning and development’s intersection with technology, social media and design. Paul has nearly 20 years of professional experience in higher education and student affairs in a diverse array of functional areas from entry-level administrative roles to Dean and has served as an instructor in the Boston College and Merrimack College Higher Education programs.  Paul currently serves as the Director of Curriculum, Training, and Research for the higher education technology software company, Roompact, and conducts research on social media’s impact on college student development and identity. An experienced presenter, Paul has had accepted and given over 60 refereed presentations at international and regional conferences. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the State University of New York College at Geneseo, a Master of Science degree in College Student Personnel from Western Illinois University, and a PhD in Higher Education from Boston College.  Paul currently serves on the Governing Board of the ACPA—College Student Educators International and as a faculty member for the Residential Curriculum Institute. He collaborated with Erik Qualman as a contributing author to “What Happens On Campus Stays on YouTube” and is a contributing author to numerous books on technology and higher education. He also serves on the editorial board of the NASPA Compendium of Emerging Practice in Technology and Higher Education. Find out more at www.paulgordonbrown.com and follow along at @paulgordonbrown.

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