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My wife Abigail (Farnsworth), four children and I live in Macomb, Illinois. My career aim is to work in higher education administration and my academic interests include: innovative teaching and learning, marketing, recruitment, retention, recreation in the areas of spiritual, intellectual, physical and social development, instructional technology, lifelong learning and recreation administration. My desire is to influence higher education policy through administration. Please explore the site to learn more about me and discover some amazing learning opportunities.
BIOGRAPHY

Paul A. Schlag, PhD

  • Associate Director, Centennial Honors College
  • BS, Brigham Young University
  • MPA, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
  • MEd, with Distinction, University of Georgia
  • PhD, University of Georgia
  • Fluent in Russian and English

Places

  • Macomb, Illinois
  • Kosmodemyansk, Russia
  • Athens, Georgia
  • Provo, Utah
  • Krasnodar, Russia
  • Volgagrad, Russia
  • A Tent in the Rocky Mountains
  • Born and Raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Fun Facts
Students Taught
2,054
Graduate Committees
47
Grad Committees Chaired
20
Interns Supervised
65
Independent Studies
30 Students, 78 CH
Different Courses Taught
30

Employment

  • Associate Director, Centennial Honors College
  • Assistant Department Chair, Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration
  • Associate Professor, Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration
  • Instructor, University of Georgia & Gainesville College
  • Graduate Student, University of Georgia & University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
  • Online Instructional Designer, Georgia Division of Family and Children Services, American Camp Association, Camp Twin Lakes, John T. Norton Farmers Insurance Agency
  • Administration Intern, Country Club of Colorado
  • Summer Camp Director, Orem Fitness Center
  • Computer Support Technician, BYU Library

Major Awards and Honors

  • Provost’s Award of Excellence in Teaching with Technology
  • College of Education/Human Services Faculty Teaching Excellence Award
  • Panhellenic Council Outstanding Teacher Award
  • Excellence in Education Award, Graduate Recreation Society
  • “Golden Apple Award” from Western Illinois University Student Alumni Association
  • H.O.P.E. Award (Honoring our Professors of Excellence) - 5 times
  • Honorary Member, Golden Key International Honour Society
  • College of Education and Human Services Faculty Innovators
  • “On My Honor” Adult Award, Boy Scouts of America
  • Brotherhood Member of Order of the Arrow
  • Two Time Excellence in Instructional Design Award Winner
  • Pi Lambda Theta International Honors Society
  • Nominee for the Presidential Management Internship
  • Dixon Scholarship Award Winner
  • Academic Award for Excellence in Music
  • Outstanding Musician Award
  • Sons of the American Revolution Scholarship
  • Pikes Peak Chapter Eagle Scout Scholarship
  • Eagle Scout Award
  • Louis Armstrong Jazz Award