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Mass, Paul

Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Alden Library 301R


Duke University, B.A. Political Science, Magna Cum Laude

Emory University School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif, Member of Editorial Board, Emory Law Journal


Paul Mass is “Entrepreneur-in-Residence” at the College of Business, Ohio University, in Athens, Ohio.  He also serves as Director of the University’s Center For Entrepreneurship where he will help build the entrepreneurial ecosystem supporting student and faculty entrepreneurs, as well as individuals and businesses throughout the southeast Ohio region. 

 Paul has benefited from a diverse career beginning as a corporate attorney and continuing on as a successful entrepreneur and business executive helping to create, fund, manage and lead companies in the cable television, radio, information service, biotech and e-commerce industries.  Paul has served as a Partner, General Counsel, Chief Operating Officer, and President and CEO, respectively, at various times throughout his more than 35 year professional career.   Two of the ventures Paul helped build are still owned and operated out of San Diego, CA: ClosingCorp, Inc. is a proprietary data base of residential real estate information providing consumers and mortgage lenders with critical data needed for home purchases covering every address in the United States.  GovX, Inc. is the country’s largest online e-commerce website exclusively serving members of the U.S. military, first responders, and certain government service employees. 

 Paul received his B.A. degree in Political Science from Duke University, magna cum laude, and his J.D. degree from the Emory University School of Law, Order of the Coif and Member of the Board, Emory Law Journa

Selected Publications

Paul J. Mass and Carl S. von Mehren, Cable Theft:  The Problem, the Need for Useful State Legislation, and a Proposed Solution for Georgia, 35 Emory Law Journal Number 3 (Summer 1986)