Arthur Sanderson Paul, professor emeritus in the department of computer science at Howard University in Washington, D.C., died late last month. He was 70 years old.
After graduating from Presentation Brothers College in St. George’s, Grenada, Paul attended Howard University where he majored in mechanical engineering. After graduation, Paul was the first student to be awarded a graduate scholarship a new interdisciplinary graduate program in urban systems engineering from the School of Engineering at Howard University. After completing his master’s degree in 1974, he was awarded a fellowship to a newly established Ph.D. program in systems engineering at the University of Virginia.
Beginning in 1981, Dr. Paul served at Howard University as a faculty member in the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Computer Science. He remained on the faculty for 38 years.
Professor Paul also served as interim associate provost for research at Howard. He was also a co-founder of the Analysis Group, Inc., a Washington-based consulting firm that would receive prestigious national awards such as the Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year, and the Minority Business Enterprise of the Year.