Paul Youngman Associate Provost for Academic Development and Operations
Paul A. Youngman is the Harry E. and Mary Jayne W. Redenbaugh Professor of German and the Associate Provost for Academic Development and Operations. He serves as a member of the Provost’s Leadership team and supports faculty and student research and development opportunities in the College and the Williams School. As a senior leader in academics, the Associate Provost oversees the work in the Harte Center for Teaching and Learning and the Fellowships Office, and manages budgets and space allocation for the university. He collaboratively directs First Year Student development programs including academic advising and the First Year Experience; supervises faculty and student mentoring and research opportunities; oversees faculty awards; and serves as the primary liaison for research compliance (Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations), academic consortiums, and emerging special task forces and strategic initiatives.
Youngman’s research focuses on the German cultural reception of various technologies. Black Devil and Iron Angel (Catholic University Press, 2005) deals with the railway in 19th-century Germany and We are the Machine (Camden House, 2009) is an analysis of the literary reception of computing and the internet in contemporary Germany. He has also published widely on Nanoscience and technology. His most recent publication, Complexity and the Human Experience (Pan Stanford, 2014), is an edited volume featuring computer modeling applications in the humanities and social sciences. Professor Youngman is a veteran of the U.S. Army and a holder of the Bronze Star with “V” device for valor in a combat zone.