R. Joel Farrell
Chief, Innovation and Planning, Air University
Joel Farrell is chief of academic analytics for Air University. He directs analysis, research and planning activities to improve the quality of education throughout the United States Air Force. He collaborates with leaders across the Department of Defense on topics related to quality and accreditation. Previously, he served as associate provost for student support and academic services of National Defense University. Joel earned his Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision with a specialization in educational psychology from Auburn University, a master’s degree in counseling from Auburn, a master’s degree in religion from Amridge University, and has completed postdoctoral studies in bioethics at Georgetown. Air University and Community College of the Air Force are members of the Interstate Passport Network.