Dr. Joel Rowlett was born and raised in Middle Tennessee. After serving 6 years in the Air National Guard, he graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a BS in mathematics. Later, he completed his MST and PhD degrees in Mathematics and Science Education. Joel has 30 years of educator experience: 18 years as a secondary assistant principal and 12 years teaching high school mathematics. He has also taught various mathematics courses at the university of community college levels.