Paul (b. 1979) was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. His B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology (2001) from Truman State University in northeastern Missouri. After completing his Ph.D. in sociology from Colorado State University(2009), Paul researched dairy and sheep farmers in New Zealand as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Otago. With an interest in interdisciplinary and collaborative work, New Farmers explores the experiences of farmers, families, and communities related to relationships with each other and the natural world. Currently, Paul is an Assistant Professor in Sociology and the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Kansas.