About Me

Thank you for visiting my page!  I am a professional educator whose primary focus is on professional and applied ethics and aesthetics.  I am proud to say that I earned my Ph.D. in Philosophy from The American University and an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Rhode Island. My B.A. and A.A. are also in Philosophy, from Roger Williams College. Working very hard during college, I was able to graduate in three years while also taking the amazing opportunity to study in Tanzania and Kenya, where I earned a Certificate in African Studies from the University of Nairobi. 

I have always been an active scholar and educator.  I have always been interested in the arts, particularly photography.  Over the past few years, I have taken on-line and on-site workshops in photography, learning from some of the best in the field.

I have led many workshops on leadership and professional ethics for all professionals including, but not limited to, those in health care, business, education, and photography.  I also have expertise in administration, mentoring, and mediation.

My interests are many and varied.  I have published three books, approximately two dozen articles, and have given over 100 presentations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe.  I am also a regular reporter on art shows.  My professional and volunteer work has earned me several local, national and international grants and awards.

I am have been trained, and served, as an arbitrator and mediator, and I have also worked as a counselor-trainee.

I am passionate about my work and am interested in helping professionals in all areas to develop codes of ethics for their businesses and organizations and in helping professionals and future professionals to understand the moral dimension of being a professional while also learning how to become good critical thinkers in every way.

For a complete list of my activities and achievements, or to inquire about my professional services, please contact me  at joanwhitmanhoff@gmail.com or 570-786-9347.


Sample Workshop Topics

What's Your Philosophy of Business?

Being the Best You Can Be

Career Transitions: Identifying Your Skills and Talents From Your Life's Work.

Understanding Professional Codes of Ethics

Writing a Code of Ethics for Your Organization

Writing a Code of Ethics for Your Small Business

The Moral Dimension of Being a professional: Why it Matters to Your Business

Ethical Leadership

Respectful Engagement with Clients

Developing Your Critical Thinking Skills

Resolving Conflicts

   What does it mean to say that 90% of photography clients are women? 

Art, Photography, and Aesthetics

Listen to my first podcast, compliments of Skip Cohen and  Bryan Caporicci .


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Joan Whitman Hoff