Paul A. Mullin oversees the program and grant operations functions at the John Templeton Foundation. In this role, he is responsible for all grant-related business processes, forms, and information systems, operating in six primary domains: 1) creating and refining all grant-related forms and processes, 2) developing and enhancing two supporting software systems, 3) providing training, support, and resources for staff, applicants, and grantees, 4) aggregating, analyzing, and sharing grant-related data with the executive team, 5) providing quality assurance for all grant-related processes, systems, and data, and 6) exercising due diligence and execution of all grant agreements, grant payments, and amendments.
Prior to joining program operations in 2011, Mr. Mullin served the Foundation in a project management role, designing and implementing special projects that cut across the operational divisions of the Foundation. From 2002–2005, he worked for Templeton Venture Philanthropy Associates as an evaluation analyst responsible for aggregating grant results and building tools to track the net impacts of grant investments. He also led some of the Foundation’s first outreach efforts to high-net-worth individuals by organizing several private events with Sir John Templeton in the Bahamas.
Mr. Mullin completed his undergraduate studies at Rutgers University and was a varsity letter winner on the Men’s Crew Team. He received his M.A. in psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA and worked in the Molecular Neurology Lab at Huntington Medical Research Institutes. Prior to and during the first part of his tenure with the Foundation, Mr. Mullin was also an assistant varsity rowing coach at both St. Joseph’s University and Rutgers University. He is an active member of the PEAK Grantmaking community and a volunteer with a local charity serving the homeless.