Dr. Joe Pritchett is the Director of Faith & Meaning at Franklin & Marshall College. In his role, he supports religious and spiritual life on campus along with other meaning making pursuits. He works closely with faith-based student clubs, students, faculty, and staff to develop programs and initiatives that supports religious diversity and interfaith engagement on campus and in the community. He also provides students opportunities for one-on-one spiritual direction. Joe currently is co-chair of the F&M Mindfulness Committee. Additionally, he is an adjuct faculty member at Lancaster Theological Seminary.
Joe earned a doctorate from the University of Delaware in Educational Leadership while also working professionally in Residence Life and Housing at UD. His research and practice focused on exploring the educational outcomes of engaging students cooperatively across diverse religious and nonreligious identities and the benefits of supporting religious diversity in higher education. His work was supported by a grant from UD’s Center for the Study of Diversity and a Unidel Grant that funded a three year initiative related to Interfaith Cooperation on UD’s campus.
From 2015-2017, Joe was elected as the chair for ACPA’s Commission for Spirituality, Faith, Religion and Meaning. ACPA is an international organization that supports faculty and staff working in student affairs. He has also previously worked professionally at Emerson College in Boston, MA.
Ed.D., Educational Leadership; University of Delaware (2017)
M.Ed., Curriculum Design and Instruction; University of Delaware (2009)
B.A., Anthropology Education, Religous Studies; University of Delaware (2007)