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Paul Paese, Dean, School of Education and Human ServicesPaul C. Paese
Dean, School of Education and Human Services

Dr. Paul Paese became Dean of the School of Education and Human Services in July 2016. Prior to his appointment as a Dean at St Thomas, he served as Dean of the School of Education at Indiana University Kokomo for 6 1/2 years.

Paese spent several decades in Texas serving as an administrator in the College of Education at Texas State University and as Professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science.

Some of his interests include supervision, clinical experiences and international programs in education. Paese has served as President of several teacher education organizations in Texas, Past-President of the Association of Teacher Educators and is President - Elect of the World Federation of Associations of Teacher Education.


  • B.S.Ed., Bowling Green State University, Health and Physical a Education, Social Studies
  • M ED., Bowling Green State University, Physical Education, Administration
  • Ph. D., Ohio State University, Teacher Education, Foundations, Supervision