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Joshua completed undergraduate work in English at the University of Illinois, followed by a volunteer tour teaching in the Peace Corps Western Russia program. He completed his graduate studies in English at Marquette University with a dissertation examining how mid-twentieth century American poets deployed various rhetorical tactics associated with the visual arts in responding to a world torn apart by war, genocidal politics, and other violent cultural exclusions. He has enduring interests in poetry and ethics as conceived in the wake of modern historical trauma. Joshua aspires to foster compassionate, values-driven inquiry in the classroom and feels privileged to work with MIAD students – the creators and designers of a better world.


Read a sample of Joshua Steffey’s writing here.