2015 Award Citation
Counseling Psychology Program
Paul Gore, PhD 1996
Dr. Gore’s research and service interests focus on high school and college student transition and academic and career success, and he has become a leading expert in college success and retention. In 2006, Dr. Gore co-founded Career & Educational Consulting Services, LLC (CECS) with his former doctoral student Dr. Wade Leuwerke and, along with Drs. A.J. Metz and S. D. Brown, they created the Student Strengths Inventory, a measure of noncognitive skills used with secondary and post-secondary students to identify students’ skills as well as drive interventions for students at risk of academic failure or dropout.
Dr. Gore has published over 50 articles and book chapters. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, a 2013-2014 American Council on Education Emerging Leader Fellow, and serves as the editor of the Journal of First-Year Experience and Students in Transit.
Dr. Gore has gained international recognition for his scholarly and service efforts to promote college access, success, and retention for diverse students. These efforts clearly demonstrate his commitment to using knowledge in the service of others and to the School of Education’s social justice mission.
Dr. Gore is currently a Professor of Psychology and the Dean of the College of Social Sciences, Health and Education at Xavier University in Ohio.