School of Social Sciences, Humanities, & Education

Paul DeBole, J.D.

Paul DeBole, J.D.

Office: Plummer

Tel: 617-243-2009

Email: pdebole@lasell.edu


Biography:
Professor DeBole with President George H. W. Bush

Professor Paul DeBole has a B.A. in History from Suffolk University and a J.D. from the New England School of Law. Prior to teaching at Lasell College, he taught Political Science at Bentley University, Suffolk University, and Emerson College. In the past, he has worked for the City of Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, and as a campaign aide to Senators John McCain and Lamar Alexander. Currently, he is a consultant to several state and federal agencies.

Degrees:

  • J.D. New England School of Law, Boston, 1988
  • B.S. History, Suffolk University, 1984

Media Appearances & Publications:

Professor DeBole has been featured in a wide range of media outlets and is an authority on American government and politics. His first book, Conspiracy 101: An Authoritative Examination of the Greatest Conspiracies in American Politics, is expected for release in 2019.

Selected list of media appearances:

  • 2018, Nov. 21 - Coast to Coast AM, featured on the JFK special
  • 2018, Aug. 27 - WGBH News, remembered Senator John McCain
  • 2018, Aug. 23 - WGBH News, discussed the opening of the MGM Springfield
  • 2018, Sep. 17 - Boston Globe, discussed the MGM Springfield opening

Greater Boston - Paul DeBole


Courses:

  • POLS 101 American Government & Politics
  • POLS 201 State & Local Government
  • POLS 202 Issues in Contemporary Political Thought
  • POLS 211X Politics and History of the Cold War
  • POLS 302 The Conspiracy in American Politics
  • POLS 303X The American Presidency
  • POLS 305X American Political Institutions
  • POLS 320 Policy Making & the Political Process

What do you like about teaching at Lasell?

“Lasell College is a great school and a wonderful place at which to teach. My colleagues and coworkers are extremely supportive, especially when trying to implement new courses and materials into the classroom. But the nicest thing about teaching at Lasell is the number of students that come back to you after graduation and try to reestablish contact. Sometimes it is for a recommendation to graduate school, sometimes it is for career advice, and sometimes it is just to say hello. That is the time when you realize how much of an impact you have had on their lives… you first see them as these timid freshmen and all of a sudden they are mature men and women doing wonderful things with their lives. It is an amazing and very satisfying feeling.”