- M.B.A. (Xavier University - Class of 2013)
- Master of Divinity (Athenaeum of Ohio)
- M.A. in Biblical Studies (Athenaeum of Ohio)
Joe serves as Director of Xavier’s Center for Mission and Identity and Founding Director of Xavier’s Institute for Ignatian Spirituality and Leadership. He works with Xavier’s advisory boards, faculty, staff and administrators helping them apply principles of Ignatian spirituality and Jesuit education to their positions within the University. In addition, he coordinates Xavier’s participation in national mission-focused initiatives and oversees the development of digital and print resources that support the educational mission at Xavier. He was appointed by Xavier's President, Fr. Michael J. Graham, as the first chairperson of the President's Diversity and Inclusion Action and Advisory Council. His recent article Advancing Mission through Digital Resources was published in the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities' A Mission Officer Handbook: Collaborating with Partners.
Joe supports the work of the AJCU, serving as online coordinator for the Ignatian Colleagues Program. In that role, he provides group facilitation and develops the online curriculum which serves as the foundation for developing faculty and administrators throughout the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States.
Prior to coming to Xavier, Joe served as Pastoral Associate for St. John Fisher Catholic Church and taught at the Athenaeum of Ohio. He continues to be an adjunct faculty member at Thomas More College where he teaches Understanding the Old Testament, Understanding the New Testament and World Religions of the West: Islam, Judaism and Christianity. He is a popular speaker specializing in scripture, ministry, education, and spirituality.
In 2008, Joe was nominated for the JASPA Ignatian Medal for New Professionals in Jesuit Student Affairs. He was appointed by Archbishop Pilarczyk to the Archdiocesan Lay Ecclesial Ministry Task Force from 2003-2008, to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Worship Commission from 1999-2005 and to the Committee on Recruitment/Retention of Lay Ministers from 2001-2004. In 1997, he was presented with the Award for Educational Excellence from the National Association of Parish Catechetical Directors.
He currently chairs the CPE Advisory Committee at Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati.