Dr. Paul Riggs joined Wilkes University in July 2015, bringing over twenty years of career experience in higher education. He served most recently in the department of history at Valdosta State University as professor and department head. He also worked there as an associate dean in the college of arts and sciences. His previous experience includes positions in academic affairs and in the president’s office at Dickinson College as well as teaching and other appointments at the University of Pittsburgh. A native of Ambler, PA, Dr. Riggs graduated from Dickinson College and earned the M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Pittsburgh.