A member of the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC) Geneva, Switzerland, Joe earned his Masters at the University of New Mexico. A Professor Emeritus from LSU and Ohio University, in 2011 he was a Fulbright Fellow in Dublin, Ireland. He has taught workshop around the globe, including Anderson Ranch School, CO, Auckland NZ, Archie Bray Foundation, MT, Cortona Italy Program of the University of Georgia, Haystack School, ME, NY State College of Ceramics at Alfred, Penland School of Crafts where he was also Chair of the Board of Trustees, Rhode Island School of Design, and many American Universities.
A Visiting Professor and Artist-in-Residence at Florida Atlantic University, 2014-15, Joe taught at the College of William and Mary, VA, 2016. He worked in residence at the Shangyu Celadon Modern International Ceramic Art Center, China, 2016. He was a visiting Lecturer and Artist-in-Residence at Dunedin School of Art, Otago Polytechnic University, New Zealand February through May 2018. His work is in many public and private collections, including the Arizona State University Art Museum, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA, International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary, Los Angeles County Museum, CA, Mint Museum of Art, NC, National Collection of Ireland, and the Shangyu Museum, China.