Joel is currently in his seventh year as the Assignment Manager for UT Housing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In his role he oversees contracting, assignments, billing, occupancy management, commuter students, contract releases, and a number of other, smaller areas associated with those larger ones. Before coming to Knoxville, Joel was a residence hall director at SUNY Cortland and at University at Albany. During this time he also completed his master’s degree in Education Administration and Policy Studies. In addition to his duties at UT Housing, he also serves as the staff advisor for the Lambda Student Union and is a longstanding member of the Chancellor’s Commission for LGBT People.