Trena M. Paulus Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Trena M. Paulus

University of Georgia

I am a qualitative researcher specializing in the analysis of online conversations and the impact of new technologies on qualitative research design.


I am a Qualitative Research Methodologist in the Department of Lifelong Learning, Education and Administration at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, USA. I am co-author of Looking for Insight, Transformation and Learning in Online Talk (Routledge, 2019) and Digital Tools for Qualitative Research (Sage, 2014). I am also a certified professional trainer for ATLAS.ti qualitative data analysis software. My research and consulting interests include the use of digital tools for qualitative research, computer-mediated communication and social media, discourse analysis methodologies and online/blended learning environments. To learn more about me, visit

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Digital tools for qualitative research
    Language-based methodologies for the analysis of online conversations

Personal Interests

    All things outdoors



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