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The University Ombuds Office is happy to welcome Joshua Canzona to our team!

Joshua Canzona joins Carolina as Associate Ombuds after three years of service as the founding ombudsman at The University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

Born and raised in rural North Carolina, Josh is proud to serve a university committed to enhancing the quality of life for communities across the state through education, research, and service.

Josh taught public high school in Raleigh before working in higher education for the last decade in a variety of staff, faculty, and administrator roles. He also values civic engagement and received a Winston Under 40 Leadership Award from the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce for service in support of the arts and on government committees advancing social justice and anti-poverty initiatives.

As a scholar, Josh maintains research and writing interests in Muslim-Christian understanding and the comparative study of Christian and Islamic mysticism.

Josh earned a PhD from Georgetown University, an EdM from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, an MTS from Harvard Divinity School, an MA from The University of Chicago, and a BA from Loyola University of New Orleans.

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