Josh holds a Ph.D. from Purdue University. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Humboldt State University where he teaches a wide array of courses in the communication curriculum including public speaking, persuasion theory, creating communication campaigns, communication and social advocacy, argumentation, environmental communication, and rhetorical theory. His research interests focus primarily on strategic political and environmental communication with regard to critiquing public policy, examining cultural change agency, exploring social movement advocacy, and evaluating innovative organizational forms and leadership.
Josh has worked and advocated for anti-hunger programming, served as a sustainable agriculture agent with the US Peace Corps, on the Board of Directors for the Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship, designed and facilitated sustainability education workshops for faculty across New York state, was a founding member of the Presidents Advisory Council for Sustainability at the SUNY College at Oneonta, and was appointed to the Agriculture and Open Space Committee for the Arcata City Council.
He is an educator-scholar-activist who endeavors to build more environmentally sustainable and socially democratic community through education, advocacy, and direct action. He derives his passion for this work through adventurous and culturally sensitive international travel, playing in the wild, and merrymaking with friends.