Associate Professor Emeritus, Business Administration
Ph.D. Economics, Tulane University
- BUS 312 – Principles of Marketing
Professor McDevitt served as the MBA Director at UIS and also fulfilled numerous capacities in the College of Business and Management over the years, including Interim Dean, Interim Associate Dean, and interim MBA Director. He came to UIS in 1983 intending to stay for a few brief years. More than two decades later he’s still here and wondering where the time went.
Dr. McDevitt taught the MBA core marketing course for many years. When new marketing faculty members were hired, he returned to teaching BUS 312, the introductory undergraduate Principles of Marketing class. This is his favorite teaching assignment at this time. He taught his first section of marketing online in Spring 2007 and enjoyed the experience. He also teaches several sections each year of AST 300, the UIS internship program course on campus. McDevitt hopes to be able to teach a sports marketing course at some time during his teaching career.
Paul McDevitt lists his two major accomplishments as his daughter, Kimberly who is a pharmacist working and residing with her family in Minneapolis, MN and his son, Bryan, an electrical engineer working and residing in Chicago. (Ah! That’s where the two decades went.) These were joint accomplishments shared, of course, with his wife, Barb.
For many years McDevitt’s primary past time was training and racing triathlons. The pinnacle of his racing career was completing in the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon in 1988 in a time of 11 hours, fifty-two minutes and 42 seconds (but who’s counting). His time was the 53rd percentile for his age group that year, meeting his objective of a 50th percentile finish. After numerous bike crashes and broken bones and joints, he is currently trying to find another, less risky hobby.
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