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(615) 322-3117
Mayborn 203B
VU Mailbox: 90


Ph.D., University of Missouri, 1992

Curriculum Vitae

Paul W. Speer

Professor and Chair, Dept. of Human & Organizational Development

Research Area

Paul Speer's research interests focus on community organizing, social power and community change. He studies the processes and mechanisms of community organizations as these groups work to alter social conditions in their communities. Additionally, he is interested in linking these organizational processes to their associated impacts on the broader community as well as the impacts on individual participants.

Media Mentions

Yahoo! News (UK & Ireland): Is living in cities making us unhappy and dysfunctional?