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Paul Pooley

Paul Pooley

Senior Research Agreements Manager

Paul anticipates and supports the evolving computational and data needs of Duke social scientists and other campus researchers. As our restricted data expert since 2011, he works with data suppliers and Duke researchers to provide a secure environment for restricted-use datasets.

After college, Paul moved to DC and worked for the Karen Silkwood Fund and moved to fundraising for several civil rights groups before entering law school at UNC in 1986. He joined Carolina Legal Assistance, representing people with mental disabilities in North Carolina state hospitals and other settings. For over a decade, he worked as an appellate criminal defense lawyer.

Paul has been running on the Al Beuhler trail since 1984, although his speed is decreasing each year. He does state that he remains mindful that two pairs of Brooks’ Glycerins per year are cheaper than therapy. He finished 503rd in the 2012 RRCA NC 10k state championship. Out of 9,656,401 residents, that's not too shabby. Less impressive--only 566 participated. Run, Paul, run!


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