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Joseph Worth, Ph.D.


Joseph Worth is the vice president for student affairs at St. Louis Community College’s Florissant Valley campus.  

Worth, who was born and raised in north St. Louis County, joined the St. Louis Community College faculty in 1997, was named department chair in 2002, and earned the rank of full professor in 2004. 

Over the span of his career as a student affairs professional with St. Louis Community College, Worth is most proud of his ongoing contributions to student-oriented programs such as the African- American Male Initiative, Achieving the Dream, Gateway to College and Florissant Valley’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter. 

He received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the National Institute for Student and Organizational Development in 2010; the 2010 Alumni of Distinction Award from Saint Louis University’s College of Education and Public Service; the 2011 David L. Underwood Memorial Lecture Award; and the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2012. He has also been a contributing member and leader of three award-winning innovation teams at St. Louis Community College.

Worth completed his doctorate in psychotherapy at Saint Louis University. He holds a master’s degree in professional counseling from Lindenwood University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Southeast Missouri State University.