Hi! My name is Paul Barvincak and I am a young professional from Louisville Kentucky. For the past 4 years, I have been passionate about helping students succeed academically in higher education by developing independent thinking skills and building confidence. In December 2020, I furthered my dream of working a college environment by earning a Master of Arts Degree in Higher Education Administration.
As a Program Coordinator for Skills Collaborative within the College of Education & Human Development at the University of Louisville, I have began a career that allows me to help develop students holistically during their time in college through grants such as Veterans Accelerated Learning for Licensed Occupations (VALLO) and the Master Educator Course (MEC).
Jeffrey C. Sun - J.D., PhD
Dr. Jeffrey C. Sun is Professor of Higher Education, Affiliate Professor of Law, and Associate Dean for Innovation and Strategic Partnerships at the University of Louisville. In addition, Dr. Sun has served as Project Director and Principal Investigator for over $16 million in grants and contracts for projects advancing professional/career education and higher education policy and law. The awards include the U.S. Department of Education’s Perkins funded project through the Kentucky Department of Education on Career & Technical Education, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of the Army, and the U.S. Department of Labor Apprenticeship program.
At Louisville, Dr. Sun established the university’s first competency based education program, obtained the second highest totals of federally sourced grants and contracts awarded through his department, advanced new initiatives for career and technical education teachers, established several partnerships with the U.S. Army including cadre/faculty development and NCO leadership development, and led projects that expanded his department enrollments over 25% within 3 years. He also serves as a member of the “Forward50”, which is a national thought-leadership group to advise Congress on the Higher Education Act. In addition, he has published 51 scholarly works including 7 books/monographs. Other academic works include 13 professional publications and over 90 research-based presentations.
Dr. Sun received a BBA and an MBA from Loyola Marymount University, a law degree (J.D.) from the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University, and an M.Phil. and a Ph.D. from Columbia University.