Dr. Paul J. Loth
ploth@ben.edu
Phone: 630-277-0924, 630-277-0924 (cell)
Degree Level/Concentration: Ed.D. Adult Continuing Education; M.Div. New Testament; B.A. Speech Communications

 

Professional Background:
Dr. Paul Loth has over five years of experience writing, facilitating, and presenting in corporate training and has taught adult accelerated courses for ten years at three schools. Paul was destined to spend his life in education. Both his parents earned graduate degrees in education and devoted their lives to teaching. Even Paul's sister and brother-in-law were teachers. Family dinner conversations typically revolved around teaching and education. So Paul's future career was determined long ago. As a high school student, he wrote for local newspapers and also taught classes at his church. After earning an undergraduate degree at Bethel College (MN) in Speech Communications, Paul earned the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree at Denver Seminary and went on to earn the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Adult Continuing Education at Northern Illinois University. It was then that he fell in love with teaching adults. Paul served for ten years as Director of Educational Programs for Evangelical Training Association, developing and editing adult educational resources and speaking at educational ministry conferences and schools around North America. He then developed and wrote technical training curriculum and facilitated corporate training at both the American Dental Association and at United Airlines. After teaching Religion, Philosophy, and Ethics to college-age students at the College of DuPage for several years, Paul was asked to teach in the Adult Accelerated Degree Program. It was a perfect match! Since then, he not only taught and developed curriculum for Adult Accelerated courses at COD, but at Trinity International University, as well. He is thrilled to be part of the Benedictine family now, too.