Within the field of mathematics education, Paul's research interest is in how we can better prepare all students, especially those from historically underserved student populations, for college mathematics.
Paul received a B.S. with Distinction in mathematics from the University of Washington, a M.A. in mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Principal Certification from Seattle Pacific University. Paul taught high-school in Oakland, CA then in Seattle before joining the ranks of tenured mathematics faculty at North Seattle College.