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Jeffrey B. Paul

Jannetides College of Business, Communication & Leadership

Dean, Professor


Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Business Finance, Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, Oklahoma
Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Sport Business, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Management - Organizational Behavior, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma


Dr. Paul joined the SEU family in the summer of 2021. He serves as dean and full professor in the Jannetides College of Business, Communication, and Leadership. His main areas of teaching are business management and leadership. Jeff is an active researcher with publications in top tier management and organizational psychology academic journals and books. He has held faculty positions at Oral Roberts University, Oklahoma State University, the University of Tulsa, and Illinois State University. His research interests include organizational climate, work teams, leadership, and Autism in the workplace. He combines his academic background with 15+ years of industry work experience – as top management team member in the energy sector, as well as information technology, call center management, sports, and banking. Jeff has a passion for volunteering with organizations that assist children and adults with intellectual and developmental challenges thrive in school and in the community. He also actively works at improving financial literacy from a Biblical perspective. He is originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma and is blessed by his wife, Julie, and four children – Griffin, Alexandra, Jesse, and Jules. He loves outdoor adventures – hiking, wild swimming, disc golf, kayaking, urban exploring, and camping. He is an avid collector of antique barbed wire and seashells.