Paul Theobald, Ph.D.

Paul Theobald, Ph.D.

Paul Theobald currently serves as Visiting Professor of Educational Innovation, University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, although he works remotely from his farm in Nebraska. Previously, Dr. Theobald held the Woods-Beals Endowed Chair in Urban and Rural Education at Buffalo State College in New York and was Dean of Education for many years at Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska. A former high school social studies and English teacher, he has published more than 50 journal articles and book chapters on professional education and is probably best known as one of the nation’s leading authorities on the history of rural education. His most recent book, Education Now: How Re-thinking America’s Past Can Change Its Future, won the Critic’s Choice Award from the American Educational Studies Association.

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