Paul Ayers is an Instructional Design Intern at International Paper's Environment, Health and Safety Division in Memphis, TN. He has a Master's of Business Administration in Management, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Instructional Design and Technology at the University of Memphis. Prior to pursuing his doctorate, Paul worked as a Project Coordinator for the RISE project, where he was awarded the Dean's Award for Staff Leadership. His professional background includes skills in curriculum modification and curriculum alignment with organizational strategy. His research interests including learning and course management systems, asynchronous web-based instruction, and user/technology interactions. Paul is a husband and father, and in his spare time enjoys flyfishing and home renovation.