Paul Knowlton

Smiling caucasian man with greying hair in a white button down shirt and blazerFounding Director, the Institute for Spirituality in the Professions

Juris Doctor, Georgia State College of Law; Master of Divinity, Mercer University’s McAfee School of Theology; Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Temple University

Office:  (404) 245-0957


Paul Knowlton, J.D., M.Div. is the Founding Director of the Institute for Spirituality in the Professions at Mercer University - McAfee School of Theology. In this role, he has the responsibility of conceptualizing and implementing the Institute's value proposition: We help increase individual wellness, organizational well-being, and value by helping professionals grow their soft skills. 

Paul's corporate experience began in construction and forensic engineering before transitioning into law. He is licensed to practice before all State of Georgia Courts, the Northern District of Georgia, and is a registered patent attorney. In addition to his roles as an attorney, court appointed guardian ad litem, and court appointed commercial mediator, his leadership responsibilities since law school include law firm director, law firm co-founder and managing partner, and CEO of a foster care agency.

He presently serves on the State Bar of Georgia Attorney Wellness and Lawyer Assistance Program committees. A former foster child, Paul is the author of The Original Foster Care Survival Guide.

Paul holds his Juris Doctor from Georgia State College of Law, his Master of Divinity from Mercer University's McAfee School of Theology, and his Bachelor's degree in engineering from Temple University.

The ISP is located on Mercer's Atlanta campus, where Paul can be reached at 404-245-0957 and

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