Paul Michael Earns President's Award for Graduate Teaching
Paul Michael has received the 2021 President’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching at Pacific University.
For the past 13 years, Michael has taught doctoral-level statistics and research design courses in the School of Graduate Psychology. In a course area that often challenges students, Michael has inspired success. His students and peers consistently praise his teaching, and he uses his own expertise to improve his teaching through rigorous data analysis of his students’ performance and learning.
He also works to infuse equity, diversity and inclusion into his courses, both in practice and in the concepts he teaches. Through his own scholarship, he has researched anxiety and attitudes related to statistics and research and has conducted experiments exploring mindfulness-based interventions to reduce anxiety for students.
He spends countless hours supporting student learning and mentoring thesis or dissertation students.
Michael earned his PhD in experimental psychology in 2003 and his master’s in psychology in 2000, both from the University of Memphis. He earned his bachelor’s from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University in 1996.