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Searles graduated from Yale University in 1955 with a bachelor's degree. In 1970 he came back to Yale and received a Master of Arts in Teaching degree.
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506, United States
Searles later completed his studies at the University of Kentucky and became a Doctor of Philosophy in 1993.
(Searles's descriptions of political maneuverings are inci...)
Searles's descriptions of political maneuverings are incisively observed, and his firsthand characterizations of Peace Corps life richly impart the joys and frustrations of volunteer work. The Peace Corps Experience will give historians a new perspective on the agency and will also interest anyone who has served in the Peace Corps or who wants to understand it.
(In the first full-scale study of Lloyd's life and work an...)
In the first full-scale study of Lloyd's life and work and the institution she founded, David Searles shows how this courageous and complex woman struggled throughout her long life against seemingly insurmountable odds to create an institution dedicated to improving life in Appalachia. But, as he acknowledges, Lloyd's fundraising activities relied on harmful stereotypes that caused resentment among her mountain neighbors, and she often angered others working in the mountains.
Searles graduated from Yale University in 1955 with a bachelor's degree. In 1970 he came back to Yale and received a Master of Arts in Teaching degree. He later completed his studies at the University of Kentucky and became a Doctor of Philosophy in 1993.
Searles’ career has included periods during which he worked in international business, government service, and education. After service in the United States Marine Corps (1955-1958) Searles worked in consumer goods marketing and in general management positions in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Latin America. His business career was interrupted by a brief stint as a high school teacher (1969-1971) and longer periods of service with the Peace Corps (1971-1976) and the National Endowment for the Arts (1976-1980).
Searles served three years as the country director for the Peace Corps in the Philippines, and two years at Peace Corps headquarters as a Regional Director for North Africa, Near East, Asia, and Pacific (NANEAP) and as Deputy Director under John Dellenback.
Following the end of his business career in 1990, Searles earned a Ph. D. from the University of Kentucky (1993), and published several books, including A College For Appalachia (1995) and The Peace Corps Experience (1997), both by The University Press of Kentucky.
Paul David Searles is married to Mary Lawson since June 23, 1956. They have three children: Rachel, Richard and John.