Paul Stumb

Dean & Professor, Labry School of Science, Technology, and Business
B.S., Auburn University
M.S., University of Tennessee
Ph.D., University of Tennessee
Office Location: Labry Hall 103
Office Hours: M-F, 8 -6
Phone: 615.547.1210 or 615.547.1259

Paul C. Stumb IV was born in Nashville and attended the Ensworth School and Montgomery Bell Academy before matriculating to Auburn University in 1978. After earning a baccalaureate degree in engineering with high honors, he accepted employment at the nuclear weapons complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn. and enrolled in graduate school at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. After earning master and doctoral degrees in engineering, Dr. Stumb moved to Atlanta, where he served as regional vice president for a national printing company and then started his own sales and marketing company in the wholesale gift and home decor market. Dr. Stumb also taught as an adjunct faculty member at Georgia State University and Shorter College. In 2002, he returned to middle Tennessee to run Lebanon-based American Corrugated and taught as an adjunct at Middle Tennessee State University and Cumberland University. In 2005, Dr. Stumb accepted the post of Dean of the Labry School of Business & Technology at CU.

In addition to his professional career, Dr. Stumb has recently retired after completing more than 25 years of military service with the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserves as a Cryptology Officer. He has also devoted many hours to non-profit and philanthropic organizations. He has and/or is currently serving on the boards of Junior Achievement, the National Kidney Foundation, Prospect Inc., the Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Wilson, Leadership Middle Tennessee, United Way, Mid-Cumberland Area Development Corp, The Ronald McDonald House, the United Methodist Church, and the Lebanon Rotary Club. Additionally, he is currently serving as Assistant Governor for Rotary District 6780) and as a senior fellow for the Beacon Center. He is married to Dr. Cristy Glover Stumb, a primary care practitioner in Carthage TN, and together they have 4 grown children and one grandchild.

Cumberland University  
Dean & Professor, Labry School of Business & Technology March 2005 - Present
Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Containerboard & Packaging Division  
General Manager, American Corrugated, Lebanon, TN 2002-2005
Director, Marketing & Business Development, Atlanta, GA 2001-2002
One Coast Network, Inc.  
Vice President, Operations/Executive Committee Member/Owner, Atlanta, GA 1999-2001
Curtis 1000 Inc.  
Vice President/General Manager - Southeast Region 1997-1999
Director of Operations 1996-1997
Lockheed Martin Energy Systems Inc.  
Deputy Director of Operations, Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant 1994-1996
Various Positions at ORNL, K-25 and Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex 1982-1994

Concurrent Positions  
Middle Tennessee State University 2002-2003
Georgia State University and Shorter College 1997-2002
National Security Agency 1995-1998
Adjunct Professor (Statistics, Operations Management, Quality Control, Mathematics)  
Commander, U.S. Navy Reserves (Augusta, GA; Pensacola, FL; Knoxville, TN; Ft. Worth, TX) 1986 - Present
Various positions, including TO, XO and Commanding Officer, Cryptology  
Holds U.S. Dept. of Defense Top Secret Clearance and U.S. Dept. of Energy Q Clearance  
Professional Affiliations
Registered Professional Engineer; Member NSPE, GSPE, TSPE 1986 - Present
Director/Board Officer - National Kidney Foundation - Georgia and Tennessee 1999 - Present
Director and Campaign Chair - United Way of Wilson County 2002 - Present
Director - Leadership Wilson County 2003 - Present
Director - Leadership Middle Tennessee 2006 - Present
Director - Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce 2003 - Present
        Chairman 2007 - 2008
        Chair, Economic Development and Building Committees 2004 - 2006
Director - Mid-Cumberland Area Development Corporation 2005 - Present
Director - Prospect, Inc. 2005 - 2007
Director and Vice Chair - Junior Achievement 1990 - 1998
Director - Southern Polytechnic State University Foundation 1998 - 2002
Director, Past President, Assistant Governor - Rotary Club of Lebanon 2008 - Present
Director, Nashville Ronald McDonald House 2012 - Present
Member, AOPA  / Private Pilot 2010 - Present
Director/Treasurer, Lebanon Flying Club 2013 - Present











Current Research Interests  

Dr Stumb's current research interests lie primarily in three distinct areas, and he has presented portions of his work in each of these areas at a number of conferences and workshops. These principle research areas are:

1. Energy Policy & Technology
This research is focused on the viable alternatives for meeting the growing US and World demand for energy. One specific areas of focus has been nuclear energy and particularly liquid fuel thorium reactors (LFTR's) - with particular emphasis on factors such as safety, environmental concerns, waste disposal, and economic viability.

2. Student Success Factors in Higher Education
This research is primarily in two related areas. These are:
     a. Factors influencing the success of college students and the efficacy of predictive factors such as ACT scores, High School GPA, and grades in certain freshman level college courses; and
     b. Analytical comparisons of competing products in external summative assessment marketplace for business students.

3. Public Transportation
This research has been focused on issues and policies related to public transportation in metropolitan markets - especially the middle TN market. The economic viability of various mass transportation alternatives and alternatives for funding transportation infrastructure projects have been examined.