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Paul William Eaton (A.K.A. Peaton) is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership – focused in Higher Education Administration – at Sam Houston State University.  He received his Ph.D in Educational Leadership & Research from Louisiana State University in May 2015.  His concentration was Higher Education with a cognate in Curriculum Theory.  Paul completed his dissertation, entitled #Becoming: Emergent Identity of College Students in the Digital Age Examined Through Complexivist Epistemologies in February, 2015. His dissertation was awarded the 2016 Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award from the College of Human Sciences and Education at Louisiana State University.

Paul’s research interests include the impact of digital technologies on college student experiences; identity and subjectivity in the digital age; complexity theory in education and educational research; postqualitative and posthumanist theory, philosophy, and research in higher education; curriculum theory and studies in education; international education issues; and educational philosophy.

Paul is actively engaged in ACPA – College Student Educators International, where he serves as Editor of Developments, a quarterly professional development publication.  In addition, he is a member of NASPA – Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education; the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE); the American Educational Research Association (AERA); the American Association of University Professors (AAUP); TACUSPA; the International Association of Student Affairs & Services; and the American & International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies.

Paul received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in English, History and Leadership Studies (2002) and his Master’s of Education from the University of Maryland College Park in Counseling & Personnel Services (2005).

Prior to pursuing his doctoral work, Paul spent 6 years working as Director of Orientation at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and 3 years working as the Coordinator of New Student Programs at the University of North Texas.

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Upcoming Presentations, Talks, and Papers

Tuesday, 21 February, 2017
Envisioning Social Media as Learning Spaces [Delivered Online]
SHSU Higher Education Program Professional Development Series
RSVP to Brenda Rusk (blr032@shsu.edu) to receive link

Tuesday, 14 March, 2017
Leveraging Technology for College Student Education & Practice
NASPA Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX
2:30 – 3:20 PM, Convention Center 205

April, 2017 (Date TBA)
Tracing Faculty Privilege(s): Be(com)ing Through Dialogic Cartographic Narratives
American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX

April, 2017 (Date TBA)
Rearranging the Assemblages of Curriculum
American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX

May, 2017 (Date TBA)
College and University Social Media: Examining Discourses of “Public Good” as Performed Homogeneity~Heterogenetic Dissensus?
International Congress on Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champaign, IL

May, 2017 (Date, TBA)
Racializing Assemblages and the University: Racial Realism Realized?
International Congress on Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champaign, IL


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