Joe joined the Lakeland faculty in 2011 with the inception of the aviation program. He began his aviation career in 2006 as an aviation instructor and lecturer for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he earned his Master of Education. His academic interests include aviation human factors, assessment methods in aviation, and organizational development. Joe has taught a broad spectrum of aviation courses including those for private, instrument, commercial, multi-engine, and a range of flight-instructor certificates. He is active as a consultant on education programs for the Aviation Heritage Center and Spaceport of Sheboygan.