Paul Atchley

Associate Dean for Academic Innovation and Student Success
Primary office:
785-864-3661
Strong Hall
Room 200


Paul Atchley is the Associate Dean for Academic Innovation and Student Success. He oversees development and implementation of online academic programs, including courses, certificates and degrees and curricular innovations at the undergraduate at graduate level. Professor Atchley also works with Student Academic Services to improve student success pathways and with the College Office of Graduate Affairs to build an implement professional training programs at the graduate level. His current research focuses on the problem if distracted driving. 


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