Joseph Lathan, PhD

Program Director

Areas of Interest

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

Why USD?

Strong academic reputation for providing high quality education. As the director of the program, I teach to stay connected with faculty colleagues and students. Teaching in the MEd Online program allows me to gain the faculty experience and continuously improve our online program beyond the administration perspective.

Advice for Future Students?

Online education can be intimidating if you have never participated in an online course or program. Online learning is not easier or harder than in-person classes. The difference is that this type of learning requires more discipline.

Favorite quote?

“Heaven On Earth State of Mind!” – I wrote a book called “Why Choose Hell When You Can Have Heaven On Earth” – Available on


Your Future Now

Earn your master’s degree on a schedule that’s convenient for you.