Dr. Daniel Paul of Chipley, Florida, and Mankato, Minnesota, who retired from the Hope education faculty in 1994 after teaching at the college for 28 years, died on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. He was 89.
A 1950 Hope graduate, he joined the faculty in 1966 as an assistant professor of education and was promoted to professor 10 years later. In addition to courses on-campus, his teaching included leading students abroad to study theme teaching in England for several years. He chaired the Department of Education from 1983 to 1987, and also served on various boards and committees at Hope.
He was in the U.S. Navy during 1945 and 1946. He was a public school teacher or administrator for 14 years before joining the Hope faculty, serving in the Grand Haven, Holland and West Ottawa public schools. He was a member of several professional associations.
His publications included numerous articles in the Science Education, Science and Children, and Directive Teaching journals. His honors included being named to Outstanding Educators of America and Leaders in Education in 1974.
In addition to his undergraduate degree from Hope, he held a master’s degree from the University of Michigan, and an Ed.S. and his doctorate from Western Michigan University. He also did graduate work at the University of Connecticut and additional studies at DePauw University, Rutgers University, Michigan State University and the University of Surrey-England.
His wife of 65 years, Joan (Ten Hoeve) Paul, a Hope classmate, survives him. Survivors also include three children, James Paul of San Antonio, Texas, John D. Paul (Jill Fischer) of Mankato and Peter A. Paul of Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania; grandchildren; and a brother- and sister-in-law, Dr. Thomas Ten Hoeve Jr. and Suzanne Underwood Ten Hoeve of Holland.
Memorial gifts may be made to the "Dan and Joan Paul Scholarship Fund" at Hope College.
A memorial service will be held at the Sunny Hills Presbyterian Church in Chipley, Florida, sometime this fall.