Paul W Speer

Paul W Speer

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Baker University

Paul is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human and Organizational Development, Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. He also serves as the Associate Chair in the Department of Human & Organizational Development. His research is in the area of community organizing, participation, social power and community change. Currently his work is focused on studying organizational strategies for sustained civic engagement, organizational networks in violence prevention and the relationship between affordable housing and educational outcomes. He has published over 50 articles and chapters in a variety of journals including the American Journal of Community Psychology, Health Education & Behavior and the American Journal of Public Health. He currently teaches courses in Action Research, Community Development Theory and Community Organizing.