Dr. Steven A. Josephsen (Pronounced “Joseph sen”), AKA Dr. J. grew up hating school because as a divergent thinker, he was always seeing things differently than the way his teachers thought he was “supposed” to see them. After high school he had no idea what he should become, but the example of an excellent teacher in college showed him what an awesome experience teaching and learning could be, so he became a teacher. He taught 2nd grade for two years and then developed a program for the Gifted & Talented. The program spanned the grades 2 – 7 and covered all subjects. He served as the director/teacher for this program for the next 16 years. In his “spare” time he taught science classes before moving into Higher Education. He had the privilage of raising three children, one girl and two boys. They are all grown and married now. He’s a grandpop now, too.
Dr. Josephsen did graduate work in the areas of Instruction, Gifted Education, & Educational Technologies. He has been an Assistant Professor at Stephen F. State University since 1996.
Once the “nest” was empty, Dr. Josephsen and his wife moved “out into the country” where he raises, pine trees, geese, ducks, chickens, and now bees. He enjoys just about anything you can do outdoors as well as, singing, playing hand-percussion instruments, photography, drawing, painting, woodworking and making wooden bowls on his lathe. He also enjoys growing things but to his utter consternation, considers himself a serial orchid murderer! He cannot help himself in this addiction. He sees beautiful orchids, buys and takes them home where he slowly tortures the poor things to death. He has tried every suggestion from successful orchid growers to no avail. His only wish is, “Don’t cry for me phalaenopsis!”