Christopher Paul is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration at North Carolina Central University. Dr. Paul completed his Ph.D. in the University Program in Environmental Policy as a Duke Global Health Institute Doctoral Scholar studying the political economy of environmental health. Dr. Paul's fieldwork is primarily in Africa, where he researches climate change, health, social capital, and development. Dr. Paul has published broadly in the scholarly literature on environmental policy.
Dr. Paul is an alumnus of the inaugural Robertson Scholars class, graduating from Duke University in 2005 with a B.S. in Environmental Science as well as a minor in Chinese language and a certificate in Documentary Studies. After completing his undergraduate degree, Dr. Paul served (along with his wife, Anna Bauer '05) in the United States Peace Corps as an Environmental Education Volunteer in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.
In August 2010, he joined the inaugural cohort of the Duke University Program in Environmental Policy, as a University Scholars Program Fellow and a James B. Duke Fellow. As a graduate student, Dr. Paul led the Society of Duke Fellows, GradParents, and the Duke Global Health Institute Student Council. From 2013-2016, Dr. Paul served on the Duke University Graduate School Board of Visitors.
Dr. Paul and Dr. Bauer have two daughters.
Dr. Paul was elected as young trustee by the Graduate and Professional Student Council in 2016, and served as an observer to the Board and Academic Affairs and Medical Center Academic Affairs Committees in 2016-2017. A voting member in 2017 through 2019, Dr. Paul is a member of the Academic Affairs Committee and the Duke Health Academic Affairs Committee.