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Christopher J Paul

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Assistant Professor and Director, MPA Program
(919) 530-5199
(919) 530-7977
314 Albert N. Whiting Criminal Justice Building


-Assistant Professor of Public Administration, Masters of Public Administration Program (including courses on Research Methods and Administrative Leadership)
-NCCU Sustainability Committee (ASCEND)
-Health Policy Specialization, Department of Public Administration
-Assessment, Accreditation, and Curriculum Committees, Department of Public Administration


Christopher Paul is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration at North Carolina Central University where he leads the health policy specialization and teaches research methods. Dr. Paul researches the political economy of environment, social capital, health, and development, and his fieldwork has focused on sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Paul completed his Ph.D. at Duke University in the University Program in Environmental Policy as a Global Health Institute Doctoral Scholar.

Dr. Paul serves as a member of the Duke University Board of Trustees, the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Alumni Association Board of Directors, and the Board of Directors of Green River Preserve.

Research Interests

-Public Policy
-Environmental Policy
-Global Health
-Institutions and Social Capital
-Climate Change


PhD Duke University 2016


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Selected Publications

1. Paul, C. J., & Weinthal, E. (2018). The development of Ethiopia's Climate Resilient Green Economy 2011–2014: implications for rural adaptation. Climate and Development.
2. Aldrich, D. , & Page, C. , & Paul, C. J. (2016). Social Capital and Climate Change Adaptation. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science.
3. Paul, C. J., & Weinthal, E. S., & Bellemare, M. F., & Jeuland, M. A. (2016). Social Capital, Trust, and Adaptation to Climate Change: Evidence from Rural Ethiopia. Global Environmental Change, 124-138.
4. Paul, C. J., & Kramer, R. A., & Lesser, A. , & Miranda, M. (2015). Identifying barriers in the malaria control policymaking process in East Africa: insights from stakeholders and a structured literature review. BMC Public Health, 862.
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