Joel Kazmierski is a 1961 graduate of the State College at Fitchburg in Massachusetts. After graduating and realizing that his B.S.Ed. degree did not provide adequate subject matter information, he became a graduate student at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. There he was exposed to marvelous professors who were extremely interested in teaching. After obtaining his master’s degree, he taught high school biology for two years. He obtained additional graduate education at Washington State University. He then received a fellowship at Idaho State University and earned a Doctor of Arts degree. This was followed by a post-doctoral fellowship at Cornell University, a short teaching position at a private college in New Hampshire, and then a move to Delhi, where he taught courses in biology for more than 25 years.
Joel continues to live in Delhi with his wife, Ruth, and enjoys traveling, woodworking, and spending time with his grandchildren.