Paul L. Gaston
AAC&U Distinguished Fellow, Office of Quality, Curriculum, and Assessment, Kent State University
Paul L. Gaston, III, Trustees Professor at Kent State University, teaches English literature and higher education administration. An influential author and frequent speaker on higher education and curricular reform, he is the author of three recent works on general education: General Education Transformed: How We Can, Why We Must (2015), General Education and Liberal Learning (2010), and, with Jerry Gaff, Revising General Education (2009). His two other recent books are Higher Education Accreditation: How It’s Changing, Why It Must (2013) and The Challenge of Bologna (2010). He is one of four authors of the influential Degree Qualifications Profile. Recent articles consider subjects such as early rock ‘n’ roll, the Italian novel, computer dominated futures trading, accreditation reform, European higher education reform, George Herbert and the British hymn tradition, and the future of the book. He earned the M.A. and the Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, where he was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow.