Professor Joseph credits his time in the Black Panther Party and nine years in State and Federal Prisons as the fire that forged his creative sword. He is a full professor, former Chair Columbia University’s Graduate Film Division, with films featured on FOX, A & E, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, PBS and Starz. He authored “Tupac:Legacy” and his own memoir “Panther Baby”. Professor Joseph was named a top twelve African American New York Educators, honored by the N.A.A.C.P., One Hundred Black Women and National Black Theater. Other awards include Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, Union Square Award, and an Oscar nomination for co-writing the song “Raise it Up” for the film “August Rush”. He has been featured on ABC’s Nightline, ESPN’s “One Night in Vegas” BET’s “American Gangster”, VH1’s “Lords of the Revolution” and HBO. He is affectionately known as “Uncle Jamal” by hundreds he has mentored and is most proud of Co-Founding and Executive Artistic Director of Impact Repertory Theater.