Paul Woodruff’s Impact Is Deep and Wide at UT Austin

“Woodruff’s impact is wide and deep”

Tom Palaima, Regular Contributor

Austin American-Statesman

Published on-line: 6:25 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 print edition Thursday, August 23, 2012 p. A 6

I recall a conversation I had with Professor Paul Woodruff, a close friend and colleague at the University of Texas at Austin, about a dozen years ago. In retrospect I know that one person can make a difference.

Woodruff was then serving as director of the Liberal Arts Plan II Honors Program, a position he held from 1991-2006. He was more than the director of this rigorous program in the humanities and sciences. Woodruff was what Socrates was to his pupils, a resident  “genius”, the guiding spirit who embodied the values and ways of teaching, learning and living Continue reading