Joseph Mathews is a nationally known speaker, best known for his “Edutainment” approach to education. As an artist and expert in student and family engagement, Joseph has performed for students all over the country and conducted countless professional developments for teachers centered around student and family engagement. 

Joseph is the author of five books: The Dropout, Wrestling for My Life, Me and My Homies, Why Do Boys Make Girls Cry? and Things I Wish My Teacher Knew About Me. These books are used in schools and classrooms around the country to help foster students motivation to learn, to teach life skills and leadership development, encourage and making better and smarter choices. 

Joseph has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Langston University, a Master of Arts in Family and Community Education and a Master of Education in Urban Education from Columbia University Teachers College. He is currently pursuing his Doctoral degree in Urban Education with a concentration in Student, Family and Community Engagement at Columbia University Teachers College.