Joel Evans

Hometown: Hubbard, OH
Joined Chatham: 2022


The science of teaching and learning; Faith, calling, and vocation; Travel and tourism; Music (piano/keyboard).

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Joel has joined the faculty at Chatham University for the 2022-2023 academic year. He has spent the past ten years as a marketing faculty member at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio. He is an active member of the American Marketing Association, Marketing Management Association, and Colleagues in Connection (a network of faculty in the greater Pittsburgh area). Joel loves building relationships with all of his students through service trips, academic conferences, university organizations, and student mentoring. Before academia, he worked for 15 years at Pizza Works in Hubbard, Ohio most recently as the general manager and marketing director. He credits this experience to much of his hands-on business knowledge today. Additionally, Joel is an entrepreneur as he and his beautiful wife, Jennifer, own Evans Photography LLC which he started in 2010 as a sole proprietorship. Together they have two young and energetic children: Emily and Owen. Joel also volunteers as the Director and Market Manager of the Hubbard Ohio Farmers Market and serves on the Shop Hubbard Ohio committee that promotes small business and tourism to this Trumbull County, Ohio town of almost 8,000 residents. The ability to work with local farmers, artisans, bakers, and non-profits is personally rewarding. Shopping local and supporting local businesses is key to a vibrant and sustainable community. Learn more at