Trena Paulus

Trena Paulus, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Research Division, Department of Family Medicine, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University. She is author of Doing Qualitative Research with Digital Tools (Sage, 2020); Looking for Learning, Insight and Transformation in Online Talk (Routledge, 2019); and Digital Tools for Qualitative Research (Sage, 2014).

Dr. Paulus has published over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles on topics related to qualitative research technologies, language-based methodologies for investigating online conversations, and online learning. Dr. Paulus consults and provides workshops on the use of digital tools, discourse analysis, and social media platforms in a variety of research contexts in the U.S. and internationally. She is a certified professional trainer for ATLAS.ti.