Dr. Chris Paul is Director of the Masters of Public Administration program and an Assistant Professor at North Carolina Central University. Chris leads the health policy specialization and teaches core courses in research methods and leadership. In 2019, Chris received the NCCU Excellence in Teaching Award. Chris is also a member of the Graduate Faculty of NCCU, and serves on masters thesis committees in Environmental, Earth and Geospatial Sciences. Chris’s research broadly investigates environmental health policy and community behavior in the face of environmental threats and climate change. Chris served in the United States Peace Corps in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania from 2007-2009 with his spouse Anna Bauer. Chris completed his Ph.D. at Duke in environmental policy, his dissertation describing the relationship of climate change and health in Ethiopia. Chris serves on a number of non-profit boards, including on the Executive Committee of the International Studies Association Environmental Studies Section, Student Action with Farmworkers, as Vice President of the Alumni Board of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, and Green River Preserve in Cedar Mountain, NC, as well as recently completing a three-year term on the Duke University Board of Trustees.