Paul Mihas is the Assistant Director of Education and Qualitative Analysis at the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC in the United States. In addition to planning the short course program at the Odum Institute, he also teaches campus-wide short courses on qualitative methods and software. He is the former managing editor of Social Forces, a journal of sociology published at the University of North Carolina Press. He has lectured on qualitative methods at various universities and at the annual ResearchTalk Qualitative Research Summer Intensive since 2005. His interests include memo writing as a stand-alone method; his qualitative research focuses on cancer survivors and metaphors for illness and the body. Paul Mihas received an M.A. (1989) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.