Paul Silver has a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. At NVU-Johnson, his area of focus is American history, with a particular interest in the Progressive movement and the New Deal. He also teaches courses in Chinese history and spent the 1986-87 academic year at Shanghai International Studies University in Shanghai, China.
Paul contributes reviews to Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, and is a talented musician, serving as principal clarinetist in the Vermont Philharmonic. He is also a member of woodwind quintet Cadenza. He's played in the pit orchestra for numerous Lamoille County Players productions and is a longtime member of the NVU Concert Band.
"I enjoy sharing my love of history with my students at NVU," he says. "Teaching history is my calling."