David Joseph '95, executive director of LAScores, was the 2007 John Henry Hobart Fellow in Residence and spoke at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 in the library's Sanford Room.
Joseph, an English major who played ice hockey and tennis while at Hobart, now heads LAScores, a non-profit organization in Los Angeles that promotes literacy and teaches soccer to inner city kids.
He visited classes and offered a keynote speech, “Academics and Athletics — An HWS Education and the Call to Serve,” that evening.
After HWS, he enrolled in the University of Southern California's Master of Professional Writing Program, where he served as Poetry Editor for the Southern California Anthology. His poems have been published in several literary magazines and journals. His first book of poetry, “The White Pigeon,” was published in 2002 by Galt Art House Press. He has taught at Pepperdine University and in the General Education Program at Harvard University, where he received a Derek Bok Award for Distinction in Teaching.