V. Paul Downey, Ed.D.

Educational Counselor
(304) 293-7031

Dr. Paul Downey joined the Mountaineer staff in 2005 as an academic advisor.

In 2008, he became the Director of the Coliseum Academic Performance Center and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the center including the tutoring and mentoring programs. His duties also include communicating with the Office of Admissions and Records and compliance regarding the ongoing APR (Academic Progress Rate) efforts of the athletic department.

He is also responsible for providing guidance to the baseball, cross country, gymnastics, rowing, men’s and women’s swimming, track, volleyball and wrestling teams.

A native of Altoona, Pa., Downey received his bachelor’s degree from Clarion in psychology in 1997. He then went on to earn a master’s degree in kinesiology at Maryland in 2001 and got a second master’s in community counseling from WVU in 2004. Most recently, Downey received his doctorate in sport and exercise psychology in 2005 from WVU.

Downey resides in Morgantown with his wife, Carrie, and their daughter, Jillian.