When Paul Eggen says he likes UNF better than any other place he has been, you should know that he has a lot to compare with.
The UNF College of Education professor has worked as a curriculum consultant for international schools for 12 years, traveling to 22 different countries in that time. He generally works in Africa and the Middle East, although he has also been to several E European countries and Japan in the course of his work.
Eggen earned his bachelor's degree from Northern Montana College in Havre and his master's and doctoral degrees from Oregon State University in Corvallis.
He arrived at UNF in 1972 from Oregon State where he was an instructor of science education and chemistry. He was promoted to associate professor at UNF in 1975 and full professor in 1980.
Eggen says he was attracted to UNF by the idea of being a new faculty member in a new university. He said he wanted to be part of getting a new university off the ground. He says he continues to experience the satisfaction of seeing the university grow and develop and enjoys reminiscing with other "old timers" about the early years of the University.
In his years at UNF, Eggen says the most rewarding experiences have been the continuing relationship he has established with students over a quarter century.