Paula M Krebs
Paula M. Krebs is dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Bridgewater State University, in Massachusetts, after twenty years of teaching English at Wheaton College, in Norton, Massachusetts. She writes frequently on higher education for such publications as The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, and Slate. She works with faculty and administrators throughout New England on the Cross-Sector Partnership, which helps to prepare doctoral students for careers at teaching-intensive institutions such as regional public universities and community colleges. A lifelong advocate of liberal arts education, she is organizing humanities educators in Southern New England to define what constitutes student success in the humanities—to determine the connections between skills, competencies, content knowledge, and critical thinking, and to work with area business and civic leaders to make clear the contributions to civic life and industry of humanities graduates.