David Paul brings a diverse background to his role at UNLV, including industry, federal government, and university experience. He worked for financial firms for nearly 12 years before starting a new career in research administration in 2000, when he joined the Office of Naval Research (ONR). His responsibilities at ONR included both pre- and post-award activities for federal research grants and contracts. Paul went on to join Utah State University’s Sponsored Programs Office, where he became the executive director in 2006. He joined UNLV in 2009 as executive director of sponsored programs. Paul’s areas of expertise include contract negotiations, compliance, strategic planning, and creating a cohesive team environment. He holds a bachelor of science degree in finance from the University of Utah and a master of business administration degree from the University of Washington.