With a background in higher education leadership and administration, in his previous roles, Paul addressed high-risk behaviors and potential threats to college campuses. As a Director of Conflict Resolution and Associate Dean of Students, he worked with at-risk college students and taught graduate courses on communication and leadership. Paul was featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education for his work in restorative justice and served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug, and Violence Prevention. Despite the serious nature of his work, Paul has also been a “Jack of all Jokes” since grade school. After building a career in comedy—and even winning a stand-up comedy contest in Denver— Paul garnered a nerdy obsession for studying how humor impacts happiness, health, and communication. Today Paul is one of 60 Certified Humor Professionals in the world and President of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor, an international organization dedicated to the study and application of humor to enhance health and human performance. Paul’s work has been highlighted in Forbes, on Sirius XM Radio, and on his mom’s refrigerator.