Paul Brooks serves as Associate Vice President for Public Service & Outreach (PSO) at The University of Georgia (UGA). Brooks works to connect UGA’s schools and colleges with PSO's extensive network of expertise in leadership, government, business, service, and nonprofits to enrich UGA’s education and research missions. He promotes UGA’s capacity to address societal and workforce needs locally and globally through technical assistance, service learning, continuing education, and applied research. He also oversees several PSO programs, such as Faculty Promotion, Faculty Fellowship, and Graduate Student Assistantship.
Previously, Brooks was Assistant Dean of Nontraditional Education & Outreach, and Graduate Coordinator for Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Regulatory Affairs at UGA's College of Pharmacy. Prior to his administrative and faculty positions at UGA, Brooks worked for The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in Bethesda, MD in the area of national accreditation and assessment. Earlier, he was clinical faculty at The University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy and Duke University College of Medicine's Family Medicine Residency Program
In addition to his clinical practice and teaching, Brooks’ administrative work and scholarship primarily has focused on flexible curricula and novel distance education delivery and assessment of academic and outreach programs for working professionals in biomedical practices and industries.
Brooks is a registered pharmacist, receiving the Doctor of Pharmacy from Mercer University and completing a postdoctoral pharmacy residency and fellowship in Alabama and Georgia, respectively. He also holds the Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration from UGA’s Institute of Higher Education.