Joseph Drew

Lecturer, Community College Leadership Doctoral Program
Office Location: 
200 Bannaker
(443) 885-4496


B.A., Sociology, Columbia, 1964
M.S.J., Columbia (Graduate School of Journalism), 1965
M.A., Sociology and Political Science, New School University, 1971
Ph.D., Sociology (Social and Political Theory), New School University, 1975

Professional Background/Summary

Dr. Joseph Drew currently is a contractual member of the doctoral faculty in the Community College Leadership Doctoral Program at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. Additionally, he has been a Visiting Professor of Sociology at DeVry University in Crystal City, Virginia since 2005 and a Professor in the Government and History programs at the University of Maryland University College since 2009.

Since 1997 he has been elected to serve as Editor-in-Chief and Head of the Editorial Board of the Comparative Civilizations Review, a publication (paper and online) of the International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations, on whose international governing board he sits. In addition, he is a member of the state Board of Accountancy for D.C., named for a second term (to 2020) by the Mayor and the Council of the District of Columbia and sworn in during July; for several terms before that, he was a member of the Board of Governors of the Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American College of Commerce and Technology in Falls Church, Virginia.

He served as president of the Anglo-American University of Prague, Czech Republic, from 2001 to 2004; and, from 2004 to 2008, Vice Chancellor, and (for three years) president of the main campus of the University of Northern Virginia.

Among his other posts have been Dean of the Division of Business and Social Sciences and Tenured Full Professor of Political Science and Sociology, Shepherd University, West Virginia; Vice President for Academic Affairs and External Affairs, Southeastern University, Washington, D.C.; Executive Director, Potomac Regional Education Partnership; and Professor of Political Science, University of the District of Columbia.

He served as a Hearing Officer (judge) on the Board of Appeals and Review in the District of Columbia; as Vice Chair of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Drug Abuse in Washington, D.C.; as a Bureau Chief and reporter for the Jewish Daily Forward, in Washington; as a Volunteer in Service to America, in Baltimore, Seattle, and Hartford; as Assistant Director of the Education Commission of the States, in Cincinnati and Denver; as an assistant to two education committees in the United States Congress; as Director of Grants and Research for both Brooklyn College and Baruch College, City University of New York; as an officer of the Addiction Research and Treatment Corporation, New York; and as a member or officer in numerous non-profit organizations. He was selected as Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Hawaii/Hilo and has taught at several other universities. Dr. Drew was awarded a Diploma of Faithfulness from Kibbutz Yad Hanna, Israel. He is widely published.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Educational Research (EDHE 604)
  • Mixed Methods Research (EDHE 627)
  • Technology in the Contemporary Community College (EDHE 608)
  • Legal Aspects of Education (ASLJ 601)
  • Politics of Higher Education (ASLP 601)
  • The Community College Presidency (EDHE 615)
  • Comprehensive Exams (ASLP 993)
  • Dissertation Seminar (EDHE 998)
  • Dissertation Guidance (EDHE 997)

Selected Publications

Drew, J.S. (2005). Redefining Europe. New York and Amsterdam: Rodopi Press.

Book Chapters
Drew, J.S. (2017). Roman Civilization. In History of world civilizations. Turkey: Anadolu University Press.

Drew, J.S. (2017). Jewish Civilization (Western Civilization). In Contemporary world civilizations. Turkey: Anadolu University Press.

Drew, J.S. (2004). The Challenges of Future Research on Violence. In Constructing cultures of violence and peace, (R. Jackson, Ed.). Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi Press

Additional Areas of Involvement/Engagement

Member, State Board of Accountancy, District of Columbia, 2014 – present

Chair, Board of Trustees, American College of Commerce and Technology, Falls Church, Virginia, 2017 – present

Member, Board of Trustees, International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations, 1983-present

Member, Board of Directors, Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants, 2009 – 2013

Board of Directors and Officer, Ashburn Institute / Association to Unite the Democracies / Frank Fund Graduate Fellowships, 1998 –

Judge (“Hearing Officer”), Board of Appeals and Review of the District of Columbia, 1992 - 1995

Vice Chair, DC Statewide Advisory Committee on Drug Abuse,1979 - 1995

Directed U.S. Court-ordered Prince George’s County School Desegregation Study, Maryland, 1985

Reporter and briefly Bureau Chief, The Jewish Forward, National Press Building, Washington.

Diploma of Faithfulness, Kibbutz Yad Hanna, Plain of Sharon, Israel

Heroic Service Award, Southeastern University, 1998

Outstanding Service Award, Faculty; Administrator of the Year, Southeastern University