Dr. Ivan Joseph's lectures draw from his career as an athletic director. Joseph obtained a degree from Graceland in Physical Education and Health before pursuing an MS in Higher Education Administration from Drake University and a Ph.D. from Capella University in Sports psychology.
Upon completion of his degrees, Joseph was an invaluable asset to Graceland, serving as the Director of Soccer Operations and Assistant Professor in Health and Physical Education. He also did exhaustive fundraising work for the University while he was there to bolster the facility. In 2006, he was the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics pick for National Coach of the Year, an honor he received three times from the Heart of America Athletic Conference.
Joseph is currently the Director of Athletics at Ryerson University, leading the department of Athletics and Recreation in their pursuits (which includes managing 11 varsity teams and more than 20 intramural leagues). Joseph is responsible for leading a referendum, which resulted in the procurement of the Maple Leafs Garden as a space for Ryerson students. He drafted a future-oriented plan for the Athletic Departments goals and vision in becoming one of Canada's top athletic programs.