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With the convertible top down and bicycles strapped to the back of their car, Dr. Joseph D. Huber and his wife, Doris, are enjoying a more leisurely lifestyle. Dr. Huber retired as professor emeritus of curriculum and instruction after a 15-year career at Central.
Now residing in Sward, Neb., the road to Warrensburg began with teaching, coaching and administrative positions in Nebraska and South Dakota. Wanting to further his career, he came to Central in 1987 as dean of the College of Education and Human Services. He spent about eight years at that post before returning to full-time teaching as a professor of curriculum and instruction. After retiring, he spent the spring 2003 semester teaching on an adjunct basis.
Throughout Dr. Huber’s tenure at Central, he was involved in a number of activated to further the institution and the College of Education and Human Services. This includes co-chairing the Creative Union of Business and Education; serving on the Dean’s, Academic, and Administrative councils’ and a membership on the Salary and Fringe Benefits Committee. He was also an honorary ambassador for the university.
Dr. Huber’s accomplishments include leading the college through successful re-accreditation visits by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, National Council of Social Work Education, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and National Council of Colleges for Teacher Education.
Dr. Huber earned bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.