President, Northwest University
Joseph Castleberry is President of Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington, a Christian university founded in 1934 that offers over 70 academic programs at bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels in residence and online. In addition to President Castleberry's work in higher education, he is the author of several popular books and a frequent speaker at conferences and churches around the world. His latest book, The New Pilgrims: How Immigrants are Renewing America's Faith and Values addresses one of America's most pressing social and political issues.
President Castleberry is a graduate of Evangel University, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Columbia University, where he completed a Doctor of Education degree in International Educational Development. He began his professional career as a chaplain at Princeton University, and for twenty years, served as a church planter, college professor, and community development leader in Latin America. He recently presented a scholarly paper on the Rule of Law at a conference sponsored by the Mexican National Human Rights Council.
Married to his wife Kathleen since 1983, Castleberry's family includes three daughters, two sons-in-law, and a grandson. He enjoys golf, running marathons, visiting America's National Parks with his wife, and watching Northwest University sports.