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Paul L. Gaston

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In the research, photography, and writing behind Ohio’s Craft Beers, Paul L. Gaston brought his experience as a photojournalist to bear on a lifelong admiration for craft beer and those who brew it. In his “day job,” he teaches English literature and higher education administration at Kent State University. A frequent speaker in national venues, he is the author of five recent books that, alas, are not about beer. His Higher Education Accreditation: How It’s Changing, Why It Must (2014) has proved particularly influential. A resident of Hudson, Ohio, he also serves as Priest Associate at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Akron.

He is one of four authors of the Degree Qualifications Profile, an important standard for more than 600 colleges and universities. His recent articles consider subjects as varied as early rock ‘n’ roll, the Italian novel, computer dominated futures trading, European higher education reform, George Herbert and the British hymn tradition, and the future of the book.

He earned the M.A. and the Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, where he was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow.

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