Paul is the founder of the Equity Literacy Institute and  EdChange. He has 20 years of experience helping educators strengthen their equity efforts in classrooms, schools, and districts. He has worked with educators in 48 states and a dozen countries. Paul has published more than 70  articles and has written, co-written, or co-edited  twelve books on various aspects of educational equity including  Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty: Strategies for Erasing the Opportunity Gap and  Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education(with Seema Pothini). He is the author of the  Multicultural Pavilion, an online compendium of free resources for educators. 

Paul earned a PhD in Educational Evaluation at the University of Virginia. He was a teacher educator at several universities for 15 years. 

He is also a published poet, a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and the biggest fan of Buster, his cat.