Joseph E. Nolan

By October 17, 2016

Joseph E. Nolan, PhD

MSOL Faculty Member

Joseph E. Nolan, PhD has been involved in globalization efforts on many levels for most of his professional life. A 20 year veteran of the United States Air Force, where he served as a Management Engineer for the latter part of his career, prepared him for what would evolve into a role as a global educator. He has served on committees with the Canadian Global Campaign for Education, UNESCO, and the International Network for Education in Emergencies. He considers himself a lifelong learner, especially when it comes to Education and Business in a Global Setting.

Dr. Nolan focuses on developing visionary leaders who understand the workings of the global market, and the impact on local enterprise, both for and non profit. Further, he takes pride in breaking down quantitative measures, including big data, so that such measures can serve as a tool for every decision maker.

Currently he serves as faculty in the Doctorate Program for Education at UIU, and also volunteers his time as faculty at the global non profit, University of the People. He has developed virtual learning courses since the late 1990s and has spearheaded curriculum development for online programs at 5 different universities, Dr. Nolan has worked with professionals to expand their thinking and skill set in regards to sustainable strategic management, global education, Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods, and Technology and E-learning design for global education and training.

During his career Dr. Nolan has worked with professionals from for-profits organizations, nonprofit corporations, and government agencies, including individuals from Europe, Canada, Taiwan, India,, and Puerto Rico.

He has taught at every level from Pre-School through Doctoral study, in addition to serving as a corporate trainer for several non profit agencies.

Dr. Nolan maintains an active research agenda. Currently he is involved with the non-profit co-op, E-nable, which collaborates on developing and producing prosthetic devices for individuals in need. These devices are constructed using 3D printers, at a fraction of the traditional cost for prosthetics.

Dr. Nolan maintains an active research agenda. Currently he is involved with the non-profit co-op, E-nable, which collaborates on developing and producing prosthetic devices for individuals in need. These devices are constructed using 3D printers, at a fraction of the traditional cost for prosthetics.

When not teaching or researching, Dr. Nolan spends time doing Writing, playing the bass, bike riding or cross country skiing. He divides his time between Michigan, Texas, and Ontario, Canada.

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