Joseph Lathan

Joseph Lathan
Phone: (619) 260-5913
Office: Mother Rosalie Hill Hall 237

Professor of Practice and Director of Online Programs for Learning and Teaching

  • PhD, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Organizational Leadership
  • MS, Michigan State University, Education Administration
  • BS, Empire State College, Psychology

Joseph Lathan, PhD, is Professor of Practice and Director of Online Programs in the Department of Learning and Teaching. Dr. Lathan will oversee the development and growth of the online master’s in education and the newly created, Ph.D. in Education for Social Justice program. Dr. Lathan has over 17 years of experience in Higher Education Administration with 15 of those years in Online Education Administration. His areas of expertise include online learning pedagogy and online teaching and learning best practices. His past employers include Fordham University, New York University (NYU) and Borough of Manhattan Community College

Dr. Lathan’s doctoral work focused on the study of workplace spirituality which led to his interest and development of a Spiritually in Higher Education curriculum. His work promotes both a spirit-inclusive workplace and classroom and evaluates the benefits and challenges of having spirituality on a college campus. His work asks the question, how can spiritual practices contribute to students’ spiritual growth and college success?

Areas of Expertise

Online education teaching and learning pedagogy and best practices, education administration and leadership, qualitative research methods, psychology, and spirit- inclusive classrooms & work environments

Scholarly Work

Personal Development Published Book:

Lathan, Joseph. (2016). Why Choose Hell When You Can Have Heaven On Earth? A Guide to Sustaining a Positive Attitude in a Troubled World. Amazon Inc.

Published Books:

Lathan, Joseph. (2015). Workplace Chaplaincy: A Narrative Study of Spirituality in the Workplace in North America. ProQuest, LLC. 

Areas of Interest

Online education teaching and learning pedagogy and best practices, education administration and leadership, qualitative research methods, and spirit inclusive environments