Paul has a passion for plants, nature and all things photosynthetic and a strong desire to share that desire with others. He thoroughly enjoys the challenge of constantly learning and maintaining a belief in challenging students, faculty and himself and has a firm philosophy that personal passion and one-on-one interaction is a vital and irreplaceable element in education.
Paul is currently an Adjunct Professor, and he began teaching at MIAD in 2006, instructing a broad array of science courses ranging from Botany, Critters, and Peripatetic Biology to Field Experiences: Lakes & Forests of Northern Wisconsin. Paul pursued his undergraduate and graduate studies at UW-Milwaukee and is currently the director of the NWQ Biological Sciences Greenhouse at UWM. His present research interests involve investigating the interactions of phytoplankton, zooplankton and nutrients connected to the invasion of predatory zooplankton in western Lake Michigan. Paul also enjoys hosting workshops for local nature-loving organizations including the Friends of Cedarburg Bog, SEWI Master Gardeners and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UWM.