Fr. Kenneth P. Paulli '82, O.F.M., Ed.D.

Fr. Kenneth P. Paulli '82, O.F.M., Ed.D. is a Franciscan priest of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus and a Professor of Education at Siena College, Loudonville (Albany), New York. Born and raised in Westchester County, New York, he graduated from Siena in 1982 with a B.S. in Marketing/Management. Siena is the birthplace of his vocation, for it was at Siena that he met the Franciscans who founded and continue to staff the College.

Upon his college graduation, Fr. Paulli taught high school and subsequently entered the Franciscan Order. He took his first vows in 1985, final vows in 1989 and, after graduating from the Washington Theological Union in May 1990 with an M.A. in Theology, was ordained to the priesthood in September of that same year. After serving as a parochial vicar in two parishes, one in Connecticut and the other in New Jersey, Fr. Paulli enrolled in Columbia University's Religion & Education doctoral program. Columbia awarded him a doctorate in May 1999.

Fr. Paulli is currently the Chief of Staff at Siena College. Formerly he was the Executive Assistant to the President for the Franciscan Mission. In addition to administration, teaching, research, and writing, Fr. Paulli has given numerous parish missions both in the United States and Canada. Also, he has given retreats both to men and women's religious communities. Finally, he shares his gifts of presiding and preaching on a regular basis with the people of St. Pius X Parish, Loudonville, New York