Paul Newlin

Paul has taught environmental history, policy, and politics at Amherst College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts.  He has also taught human ecology at Greenfield Community College, environmental biology at Westfield State University and is currently teaching renewable energy systems at Mount Wachusett Community College where he is also in charge of developing an internship program in the energy management department.

He has a bachelor’s of science degree in mechanical engineering with a concentration in renewable energy and energy conservation.  He has a master’s degree in public policy and administration with a concentration on environmental policy as well as a master’s in education with certification in physics teaching at the secondary school level.  He has taught physics and physical science at Longmeadow High School.  He has worked as a consulting energy  engineer and was director of information technology at an area nonprofit before going into college teaching.

Paul has been active in local and state politics for decades and served on various advisory committees on issues ranging from genetic engineering policy to municipal utility regulation.  He held numerous town positions including school and energy committees, cultural council, and, currently, selectboard.

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