Dr. Joseph S. Drew

Dr. Joseph Drew is 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.