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Paul Golisch


Paul joined Paradise Valley Community College in April, 2007 and is the Dean of Information Technology. His areas of responsibility are located in the west side of the A building (IRTS), the Computer Commons in E building and the CTL in the Q Building.  For the names and reporting relationships of all IT employees at PVCC, please refer to the organizational chart.

In addition to his IT responsibilities, Paul enjoys teaching math classes in the evening.  He teaches online and hybrid courses, uses a flipped classroom model and enjoys integrating technology into the classroom.  “Mr. G” is a strong advocate for Open Educational Resources (i.e. free textbooks) and is currently co-leading a district-wide project with Lisa Young from Scottsdale Community College to increase OER usage in MCCCD. 

Mr. Golisch began his career in education as a mathematics/computer programming teacher and soccer coach in Schaumburg, Illinois. In 1994, he left the classroom to become a technology coordinator at Palatine High School. After eight years of technology planning, training, and management at the school level, Paul moved over to the Administration Center to become the District Technology Coordinator.  In 2005, he moved to Arizona and served as the CIO at Phoenix College for two years before heading north to PVCC.

Paul’s educational background includes a BS in Mathematics from Valparaiso, a Master’s in Educational Technology from National-Louis University, and an Administrative Certificate from Northern Illinois University. He was raised in northwest suburban Chicago and lived there until moving to Phoenix in 2005. He misses Da Bears, the Cubs, deep dish pizza, Chicago hot dogs, friends and family, but not the humidity, icy roads and below zero wind chill!