Paul Jurmo



I remember the day our plane came in for a landing over West Africa.  The light house outside Dakar flashed through the darkness and my fellow Peace Corps Volunteers and I roused ourselves from the 8-hour flight from the U.S.  My career in adult education and workforce development was about to begin.

I’ve had the great fortune to have a wonderful series of career opportunities since that time -- as a Peace Corps Volunteer and aid worker in non-formal education programs in Africa, as a researcher at a national adult literacy policy organization, as an evaluator of U.S. and Canadian workplace literacy programs, as a university professor and college dean, in my work with VALUE and adult learner leadership, in union education programs, as a developer of new kinds of worker education and professional development models for adult educators, and in efforts to customize services to immigrants and Haitian evacuees, ex-offenders, older “career changers,”  and low-income youth. Most recently I worked for five years for Peace Corps, as an administrator of the agency’s post in Tonga.

I am grateful for these opportunities.  I look forward to sharing what I’ve learned with others who believe in education as a tool for helping children, youth, and adults participate at high levels in their work, family, and civic roles.  Keep in touch.

                                                 Paul Jurmo   

                                                 March, 2019


This electronic portfolio presents Paul Jurmo’s professional work in:

  1. a resumé

  2. sample writings

  3. video and web site projects

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