“Destroying” Education to Save It
Since joining the faculty of Concordia in 1991, Dr. Paul Hillmer has distinguished himself in the classroom, in his broad service to the university, and in his historical scholarship. The latter in particular has won him wide and well-deserved acclaim, giving not only Paul but also Concordia University visibility and added credibility with diverse Twin Cities communities.
His work as historian and teacher has been an extension and outgrowth of the Christian liberal arts education he received at Concordia more than three decades ago. In 2015, whether it is working with today’s students or yesterday’s archives, Dr. Hillmer embodies what, at its best, a Concordia University education can offer to motivated and curious minds.
Hillmer, Dr. Paul, "“Destroying” Education to Save It" (2015). Poehler Lecture. 7.