Paul Strom came to Boulder from New Mexico to attend CU in 1967 where he earned a B.A. in Mathematics and Physics. Along the way, he was also able to take advantage of the first Study Abroad program at the University of Lancaster, England (highly recommended). It was during the turmoil of the Vietnam War era that he became interested in other matters that seemed urgent, so he pursued a Ph.D in "Religion and Social Change", which he received in 1990 from the University of Denver and the Iliff School of Theology.
Soon after completing his doctorate, he was invited to teach a course for the Honors Residential Academic Program called "The Ethics of Ambition." Not only has Dr. Strom been teaching a version of this course ever since, but this teaching opportunity led to the invitation to direct the Honors Residential Academic Program, a position that he held from 1999 until 2012.
He also teaches "Nonviolence and the Ethics of Social Action" which reflects his personal, research, and writing interest in the strategies of nonviolent social transformation, matters which are of great urgency. He can often be spotted riding his skinny-tired bike around campus (summer and winter) or on the roads in the area. You may also catch him on the hiking trails in the mountains.