- Ph.D., Community Psychology, DePaul University
Paul teaches courses and conducts research and is active in multiple professional associations. He chairs the Public Policy Committee of the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA), Division 27 of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Viola is the Treasurer for the Chicagoland Evaluation Association (CEA), the local affiliate of the American Evaluation Association, and the co-chair of the University Partnership Working Group and serve on the executive Committee of the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC), a broad-based network of participants and organizations confronting the childhood obesity epidemic by promoting healthy and active lifestyles for children throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. He regularly consults with local nonprofits specializing in needs assessment, program evaluation, community building, and collaborative community research. Recent clients have included public school systems, museum and art institutions, social service agencies, and community development organizations. More information of Dr. Viola's work can be found here.