At PaulSchwager.com you can learn a bit more about me as well as connect with me.


Lead with CARE. This simple word summarizes my leadership strategy. For me it is all about relationships and the word CARE articulates the key attributes that guide success.


“The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.” ~C. S. Lewis


The ability to explore many topics and work with different people is what I enjoy most about research. Most of my research focuses on technology mediated relationship.


“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” ~Mahatma Gandhi


“Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them.” Thomas Kinkade

My Journey

“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt


Engaging Leadership: My Blog  is where I share some of my thoughts on Leadership, Technology, Business Education and other interests. For me it is about progress, not perfection.

About Me:

Husband, father, brother, friend, MIS Professor, & Associate Dean. Interested in leadership, technology, and business education. For me it's all about progress, not perfection.
My Mission:
Encouraging, Equipping, and Empowering individual and organizational success. Leading with CARE
My Vita

Blog Posts

Some of my thoughts and ramblings:

We Must Burn to Emerge

“The phoenix must burn to emerge.” - Janet Fitch It’s been an “interesting” couple of months. I’ve put myself in a couple of situations to intentionally stretch my abilities, and I have learned a lot. I have found some areas where I am better than I thought. It...

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Life is Messy…Play in the Mud

You take it all in. You let the pain of the world touch your heart and you turn it into compassion. ~Gyalwa Karmapa I am up for my 5th Year Review as Associate Dean, so I’ve done quite a bit of reflecting over the last few weeks. A lot has happened. We’ve seen big...

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Rut or Groove?

There's a very fine line between a groove and a rut; a fine line between eccentrics and people who are just plain nuts. ~Christine Lavin Yesterday we moved Kaitlyn into her apartment.  She is an amazing person, and I am looking forward to watching her continue to grow...

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