Ivan Joseph

Contract Lecturer

Ivan Joseph, Ph.D leads individuals, teams and organizations to success. While serving as a professor and soccer coach at Graceland University (a century-old university in Iowa), he developed the soccer program from the ground up, leading both the men’s and women’s teams to a number one national ranking, and the men’s team to a National Championship. The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics recognized Joseph as National Coach of the Year in 2006, and 6 time Coach of the Year in the Heart of America Athletic Conference.

In his current role as director of athletics at Ryerson University, Joseph is guiding the transformation of the athletic department, improving team performance while at the same time raising the academic average of athletes. He is responsible for spearheading the $100 million renovation of the historic Maple Leaf Gardens. An educator and organizational leader who has brought about cultural transformation, he is a sought after speaker on developing personal and organizational leadership.

Born in Guyana, Joseph grew up in Toronto. He holds a BA in Physical Education and Health, a MS in Higher Education Administration, and a PhD in Sports Psychology.