Paris Strom


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Office: 5088 Haley Center

Units: Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Technology

Campus Mail: 4036 Haley Center


Phone: (334) 844-3077

Academic Area

Educational Psychology

Short Bio

Dr. Paris Strom began teaching at Auburn University in 2001 in the College of Education’s Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Technology. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate classes for teacher preparation in child and adolescent development. Prior to joining the Auburn University faculty, he taught in Arizona as a public high school teacher and adjunct professor at Arizona State University.

In the field of teacher preparation and working with public schools in Alabama, Dr. Strom’s research studies and publications focus on parent-teacher communication reforms to reduce student discipline problems and improve safety in high schools, assessment of secondary school student teamwork skills working in peer learning groups, and evaluation through polling of secondary school students to improve learning conditions in the classroom. Measurements he has co-developed for schools include the Teamwork Skills Inventory, numerous online polling measurements at, and the School Code of Recordable Events and Parent Alert Signal System.

His strong interest in improving education at all levels and ages is also connected to his research and publications related to lifespan learning and ways to enhance intergenerational family relationships. In cooperation with the community service sponsorship of Osher Institute of Lifelong Learning at Auburn University, Dr. Strom has co-taught classes to senior citizens about lifespan development and intergenerational family relationships. Auburn University has awarded Dr. Strom honors for his college program development, teaching, and research.



Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, 1997, Arizona State University

M.A. in Art Education, 1994, Arizona State University

B.A. in Art Education, 1991, Arizona State University

Professional Experience

2012 - Present

Professor, Auburn University

2006 - 2012

Associate Professor, Auburn University

2001 - 2006

Assistant Professor, Auburn University

1999 - 2001

Secondary Teacher, Peoria Arizona Public Schools

1998 - 1999

Secondary Teacher, Scottsdale Arizona Public Schools

1997 - 1999

Faculty Associate, Arizona State University

Teaching Interests

Dr. Strom teaches courses in the Educational Psychology program on topics such as learning theory, child and adolescent development, learning in the social context, and later life learning.

Research Interests

  • Teamwork, Skills Development & Assessment At The Secondary and Adult Levels
  • Assessment of Student Voice Towards Learning Conditions and Settings
  • Later Life Learning & Intergenerational Learning


  Dr. Strom's Learning Polls

  Dr. Strom's Teamwork Skills Inventory

  Dr. Strom's Office of Parental Development International