Paul Savory

Paul Savory
Paul Savory

Vice President, Academic Affairs

Contact Information:

  • Phone: (402) 354-7258
  • Address
  • 720 N. 87th Street
  • Riley Leinart Center, Office 2106
  • Omaha, NE 68114

BS, Oregon State University
MS, Oregon State University
PhD, Arizona State University

General Background
Dr. Savory joined Nebraska Methodist College in June 2012 as Vice President of Academic Affairs.  In his role as Chief Academic Officer, he provides oversight and strategic guidance in the planning, development, implementation, assessment, evaluation, and continuous program improvement of all on-campus and online/distance academic programs at the certificate, undergraduate, and graduate levels.

Prior to his appointment with NMC, Dr. Savory was a Professor of Management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Since starting at UNL in 1994 as an assistant professor in Industrial Engineering, Dr. Savory also served as interim associate vice chancellor for extended education and outreach, the director of summer sessions, and associate department chair for Industrial Engineering. Dr. Savory also helped coordinate the Peer Review of Teaching Project, a nationally recognized faculty development program.  He has more than 20 years of experience in distance education.

Dr. Savory has extensive consulting experience in helping service, healthcare, and manufacturing organizations reduce costs while improving quality.

Notable Publications/Presentations

  • D. Bernstein, A. Burnett, A. Goodburn, and P. Savory (2006) Making Teaching and Learning Visible: Course Portfolios and the Peer Review of Teaching. Jossey-Bass (ISBN: 978-1933371252)
  • P. Savory, A. Burnett, A. Goodburn (2007) Inquiry Into the College Classroom: A Journey Toward Scholarly Teaching. Jossey-Bass (ISBN: 978-1882982967) 
  • P. Savory and A. Goodburn (2009) "Inquiry into the College Classroom," Academic Leader, Volume 25, Issue 3 (March), p. 1-8 (2 p).
  • A. Goodburn and P. Savory (2009), "Integrating SOTL Into Instructional and Institutional Processes," MountainRise, Volume 5, Issue 3
  • P. Savory and A. Goodburn (2009),"Using Electronic Faculty Course Portfolios to Showcase Classroom Practices and Student Learning," Transformative Dialogues, Volume 3, Issue 2
  • "Preparing Residents for Continuous Quality Improvement in Healthcare: An Online Healthcare Analytic Course," 2011 Integrating Quality Meeting: Linking Clinical and Educational Excellence (Association of American Medical Colleges), June 2011 (Chicago, IL)
  • "Assessing Outcomes for a SOTL-focused Faculty Development Program," Presentation at 2011 International Society of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference, October 2011 (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Savory, P.A., Crowe, J.V. and Hallbeck, M.S. (2012). Focus Group Analysis of Hand-held Radiation Detector Design. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, Volume 42, Issue 1, pp. 17-24
  • P. Savory, P. Skidmore, J.V. Crowe, and M.S. Hallbeck (2013), "Exploring First Responder Preferences and Opinions About Handheld Radiation Detectors"  International Journal Industrial and Systems Engineering, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp. 37-50.
  • M. Abdoli, P. Savory, and F.F. Choobineh (2012), "Framework for simulating random clickstream data," International Journal of Electronic Marketing and Retailing, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp. 63-76.
  • P. Savory, A. Goodburn, and J., Kellas (2012), "Measuring Classroom Engagement by Comparing Instructor Expectations with Students' Perceptions," MountainRise, Volume 7, Issue 1.
  • P. Savory and A. Goodburn (2013), "Types of Faculty Course Portfolios to Showcase Classroom Practices and Student Learning," In D. Miller and B. Volk (Eds.), E-Portfolio At The Interface Between Study And Occupation (pp. 265-275)Germany: Waxman (ISBN: 978-3-8309-2818-8).

Professional Service/Recognition/Charitable Boards

Dr. Savory is the associate editor for education and assessment for the journal  Computers and Industrial Engineering and serves on the editorial board for three additional journals. 

Dr. Savory received over 16 different honors and recognitions for his teaching and service to students while a faculty member at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  In 1994, he was inducted into the UNL Academy of Distinguished Teachers.

Dr. Savory has been involved with community service.  Most notably, he has helped the Omaha (Heartland) Chapter of the American Red Cross in planning for emergency preparedness.  He has served as Chair of the Logistics Committee, a Disaster Action Team Supervisor, and Chair of the Disaster Committee.   In 2001, he was awarded the Newcomer Award for his exemplary efforts and dedication as a Red Cross volunteer.