Josh is a Frederick Honors College staff member that also serves as faculty on Wyoming Spring Creek Field Studies: Anthropology/Archaelogy program.
Josh advises students who are interested in applying for scholarships, fellowships, and other awards. While he enthusiastically supports students on any award, Josh is particularly focused on helping students interested in National Science Foundations (NSF) awards, the Boren Scholarship and Fellowship, the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship, the Udall Undergraduate Scholarship, and the Critical Languages Scholarship. He is also a co-chair of the Pitt Veterans Affinity Group.
Josh was born in Jefferson City (Green County, PA) and raised in Pittsburgh. He joined the Marine Corps after high school and served for 5 years as an Arabic Cryptologic Linguist, including 2 tours in Iraq, and obtained the rank of sergeant. He then enrolled in the University of Pittsburgh, majored in Anthropology and Linguistics, and graduated with a Bachelors of Philosophy degree from the Honors College. Immediately after graduating, he went to the University of Chicago to pursue a PhD in the Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Department.
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