(Agricultural, Extension & Environmental Planning)
Dr. Paul Ivey is an Applied Biological Scientist and Adult Educator with 20 years’ experience in adult learning facilitation and academic administration at progressively senior executive levels in higher education. He is the first graduate of the College of Agriculture appointed to the post of President of its successor institution, the College of Agriculture, Science & Education (CASE), a position he held for five years. Signal achievements during his tenure as President include a significant increase in student enrolment and the number of accredited programmes offered by the College. Dr. Ivey’s research work and other scholarly output have been published in international refereed journals and other publications. In addition, either alone or as a member of project teams, he has written winning proposals and successfully garnered grant-funding from donor agencies.
Dr. Ivey has also engaged in consultancies for local and regional organizations including the University Council of Jamaica (quality assurance audits in selected local colleges and universities), the National Education Inspectorate (quality audits of primary and secondary level schools), the Environmental Foundation of Jamaica (summative project review), the Caribbean Knowledge & Learning Network (integration of ICT in education), the Portland Development Committee (proposal for tourism product development in the parish), and the Pesticide Control Authority (training of pest control operators). He has also participated in numerous local, regional, and international conferences, symposia, seminars, and workshops either as an attendee, discussant, panelist, presenter, or facilitator.
Organizations to which he has given public service include: the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica; the University Council of Jamaica (Tertiary Articulation Committee & Science Board of Studies); the Jamaica Agricultural Society; and the Jamaica Association of Secretaries & Administrative Professionals (Honourary Member and All-Island Boss of the Year-2000). Dr. Ivey is a graduate of the College of Agriculture (A.Sc., Agriculture, 1987), The University of the West Indies (B.Sc., Hons., Agriculture, 1989), Mount Saint Vincent University (M.Ed., Adult Education/Lifelong Learning, 2001), and Louisiana State University (LSU) where he gained a M.Sc. (1991) and a PhD (1997) in Entomology and Environmental Planning & Management. At LSU, he was awarded the L.D. Newson Graduate Student Award for Excellent Academic Performance by the LSU Foundation. He was also awarded the Mount Saint Vincent Senate Medal for Academic Excellence. Dr. Ivey also held an adjunct teaching position at MICO University College, and he is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Graduate Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship (SGSRE), University of Technology, Jamaica, where he is primarily involved in research and innovation management.