Joseph M. Stevenson is the founder of the Executive PhD Program. Dr. Stevenson graduated with a MS and PhD degree in Curriculum and Instructional Leadership (K-12), and Educational Policy & Management (Higher) from the University of Oregon. He is a graduate of the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University and the Superintendent’s Academy at George Washington University. He holds two other master degrees in Social Science Education, (Government) Educational Administration (Higher) and a bachelor’s degree in Government/Psychology from California State University, Sacramento (CSUS). He has completed executive and continuing education work at Vanderbilt University, Stanford University, Yale University, Carnegie Mellon University, New School of Social Research, and Tulane. He is considered one of America’s few African American futurists. Dr. Stevenson has served in the many roles of university provost, CEO, COO, CAO, senior vice president, dean, eminent scholar/endowed chair, full professor, school superintendent of schools, subject matter expert, and Kellogg Leadership Fellow for the Office of the President at Howard University in Washington, D.C.