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Public Servant Paul Ridgeway

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NC State alumnus and Superior Court Judge Paul Ridgeway talks to a bailiff at the Wake County Justice Center Raleigh.

What can you do with an NC State degree in political science? Ask Judge Paul Ridgeway (Political Science ’82, MPA ’90). He’s the senior resident superior court judge for North Carolina’s 10th judicial district.

Judge Ridgeway tries felony criminal cases across the state of North Carolina ranging from drugs and homicide cases to medical malpractice suits.

Learn more about Judge Ridgeway’s job and how he applies his NC State degrees in his work. 

“How I Think and Do” is a series created by NC State’s Humanities and Social Sciences that highlights our outstanding alumni.