Paul Devlin, Ph.D.
Writer, Scholar, Educator
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Paul is Assistant Professor of English at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York. His areas of expertise are twentieth century American literature and African American studies. (Disclaimer: Paul does not speak for the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Maritime Administration, or the U.S. Department of Transportation.)
He is the editor of Murray Talks Music: Albert Murray on Jazz and Blues (University of Minnesota Press, 2016), and Rifftide: The Life and Opinions of Papa Jo Jones (University of Minnesota Press, 2011), a finalist for the Jazz Journalists Association’s book award in 2012. He is a co-editor (with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.) of the Library of America’s definitive two-volume edition of Albert Murray’s work Essays and Memoirs, 2016 and Novels and Poems, 2018. Paul’s writing has appeared in publications such as Slate, San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Times Book Review, Bomb Magazine, The Nation, The Wall Street Journal, and Popular Mechanics, as well as in scholarly journals.
Paul has been a consultant for Jazz at Lincoln Center, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, and the American Writers Museum in Chicago. He is the Book Review Editor of African American Review (Johns Hopkins University Press).
More on Paul: http://www.paul-devlin.com/