College of Communication

Deborah Paul

Vice President/Editorial Director, Emmis Publishing Corporation

Deborah PaulDeborah Paul is executive vice president/editorial director for Emmis Publishing Corporation, which produces Indianapolis Monthly magazine and other city/regional publications. Paul has been at Indianapolis Monthly for three decades, including the 23 years it has been part of Emmis Communications Corp. She served as president of the City and Regional Magazine Association and as IM's editor-in-chief for 16 years before taking on her current responsibilities.

Paul has received several national awards for her personal column, which has appeared in Indianapolis Monthly since 1981. Other awards include Girls Inc. Touchstone Award for inspiring young girls to be "strong, smart, and bold," and an alumni award from Butler University.

Paul earned a bachelor's degree (1969) and master's degree (1970) from Indiana University. She completed coursework in journalism at Butler, where she has taught a course on magazine writing for the College of Communication. She and her husband, an attorney with Faegre Baker Daniels, are the parents of two sons and have three grandchildren.