Dr. Joseph Nolan has a Ph.D. in Special Education with specializations in Transition and Adapted Kinesiology from Texas Woman's University. He has a M.Ed. in Physical Education with a dual minor in Special Education and Industrial Technology from Texas State University at San Marcos. He received his undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Albuquerque, where he graduated cum laude.
Dr. Nolan is a university professor specializing in Education Technology, International perspectives toward Accessibility to Higher Education, Transition of individuals with disabilities to post secondary life, Universal Design, and Digital game based learning for individuals with learning difficulties. He has taught in public schools in Dallas and San Antonio, and at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Walden University, and the University of Detroit Mercy. He currently serves at Union Institute & University as a core faculty member in the Pre-Cohort program in addition to being core faculty for the Online M.Ed. program and an affiliated faculty member of the Ed.D. program.