Joshua believes that students learn when they are engaged and active in the classroom. His teaching philosophy is one where he is facilitating a group discussion more than lecturing to a class.
His area of academic focus and expertise include: forensic social work, social work practice with individuals and groups, and gerontology. At Lesley, he teaches the following courses: introduction to social work, social work policy, social work practice with groups, research methods, program evaluation, social work practice with individuals and families, community mental health, contemporary families, and human behavior and the social environment. In addition, Joshua will be developing a special topics course to be implemented in the Spring semester. Finally, he will be working with the faculty to explore the possibility of developing a social work program.
Joshua holds a Master of Social Work and PhD in Social Work from the University of Alabama.