A NATIVE NEW YORKER, JOSEPH GREW UP IN SHEEPSHEAD BAY, BROOKLYN.
He followed his graduate degrees in Philosophy, English Literature, and Theology by a Harvard PhD in Comparative Religion with a specialty in Buddhism. Joseph has lived and taught in Boston, Bangkok, Chicago, and New York. For over ten years he was associate professor at Chicago’s Loyola University and Fordham University’s Bronx and Lincoln Center campuses. He was visiting professor at Columbia University in New York and Franklin University in Switzerland.