DoD Portfolio Director
Paul joined the University of Tennessee as director of federal relations in 2008. In January 2019 he joined ORE's newly formed Strategic Research Initiatives team, where he focuses on enhancing UT's research intelligence and capabilities applied to DoD research opportunities.
Before coming to UT, he served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon for over 20 years. During this time he held several managerial positions involving nuclear arms negotiations, counterproliferation, and intelligence oversight. Paul received a master’s degree in public policy from Duke University and a bachelor’s degree in government and international studies from the University of Notre Dame.