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Richard J. JosephPresident and Chief Executive Officer(return to previous page)

Richard J. Joseph is the former Provost-for-Term and Chief Academic Officer of Bryant University.  In this role, he oversaw Bryant’s faculty affairs, academic programs, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and School of Health Sciences. Before joining Bryant, he was Provost and Global Dean of Hult International Business School. There, he played a major role is establishing Hult academic centers in Shanghai, Dubai, London, and San Francisco. Before his term at Hult, he served 13 years on the faculty and administration of The University of Texas at Austin.

Before embarking on his academic career, Richard worked as an international banker at Citibank, Riyadh; an investment banker at Lehman Brothers, New York; a securities trader at Becker Paribas, Dallas, and Bear Stearns, New York; and a mergers and acquisitions lawyer for the Bass Group, Fort Worth.

A graduate magna cum laude of Harvard College, Oxford University, and The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, Richard is co-editor of the Handbook of Mergers and Acquisitions (Oxford University Press), author of The Origins of the American Income Tax (Syracuse University Press), and co-author of Prentice Hall’s Federal Taxation (Pearson).  He has written numerous commentaries in the Financial Times, The Christian Science Monitor, Tax Notes, and Tax Notes International.