Dr. Gloria Joseph was raised in New York City by her West Indian parents. She earned her B.S. in Health, Physical Education & Recreation with a minor in Science & Educational Counseling at New York University. She earned her M.S. in Psychological Services at City College of New York, and became a Licensed Guidance Counselor & School Psychologist. She earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Cornell University. When she retired in the early 1980s as Professor in the School of Social Sciences at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, Dr. Joseph had 30+ years of professional experience and research in teaching and educational administration in private and public institutions in the US and abroad. She taught in alternative, vocational and scholarly educational environments from elementary through university levels of instruction, counseling, community development and organizational management. She co-edited anthologies, including Common Difference: Conflicts In Black & White Feminist Perspectives and Hell Under God’s Orders. She is the author of the book On Time and In Step: Reunion on the Glory Road. Additionally, she authored numerous essays that are featured in journals in the United States, the Caribbean and Europe. She founded and co-founded several organizations including the Che Lumumba School for Truth, Women’s Coalition of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sisterhood in Support of Sisters in South Africa, and Doc Loc Apiary (Local Honey Production and Educational Outreach). She has lived and traveled extensively throughout the world in India, China, Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean.