Fellows and Scholars

Paul L. Gaston

Paul L. Gaston

AAC&U Distinguished Fellow

Paul L. Gaston, III, Trustees Professor at Kent State University, teaches English literature and higher education administration. As a professor, author, and speaker, he pursues a broad commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research in higher education reform, public policy, and the humanities. He is a Distinguished Fellow in AAC&U’s Office of Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation.

Dr. Gaston is the author of three influential 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). He also wrote books on higher education accreditation (Higher Education Accreditation: How It’s Changing, Why It Must, 2013) and European higher education reform (The Challenge of Bologna, 2010).

One of four authors of the Degree Qualifications Profile (2011), he serves as a consultant to Lumina Foundation and makes frequent presentations describing the development of the profile and its potential uses.

He earned the M.A. and the Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, where he was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow.