Paul J. Brooks is associate vice president for public service and outreach at the University of Georgia. Prior to joining the Office of Public Service and Outreach, he served as assistant dean of outreach and graduate coordinator for Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Regulatory Affairs at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy for six years. Dr. Brooks, who holds doctorates from the UGA Institute of Higher Education and the Mercer University School of Pharmacy, has been involved in public service and outreach his entire career. He held a joint appointment to Duke University and the University of North Carolina from 1989 to 1992 that included serving as an outreach liaison to practicing pharmacists in a nine-county region around Fayetteville, N.C.
UGA hired Paul in 1995 to help create a nontraditional doctor of pharmacy degree program in partnership with Mercer University and state professional organizations. He later collaborated with the Small Business Development Center, a UGA public service and outreach unit, in the development of a pharmacy practice business management program. And his dissertation in higher education administration focused on public service and outreach faculty.
In addition, Paul was a member of the UGA Public Service and Outreach Leadership Academy's inaugural class. He has worked to increase the number of public service faculty in the College of Pharmacy and across the university.