Dr. Joe Cole is a philosopher, writer, facilitator, and author of the bilingual picture book for all ages,

I Built My House on a Volcano/Mi casa en el volcán


Joe has an article in the Spring 2018 issue of Communities magazine titled, "I'm Not a Racist, but Racism is in Me--and in my Community."  The essay explores Joe's journey addressing racism in himself, US society, and in the intentional community movement.  Download a free copy of the entire issue here:



Joe taught a day-long Intensive on Facilitation and a half-day Intensive on Conflict Tools, plus a weekend session on Sharing Circles at the National Cohousing Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, May 18-21, 2017.

Link to the Conference: http://www.cohousing.org/2017

Link to the Intensives: http://www.cohousing.org/2017/intensives


Joe has a chapter in the 2016 book by Routledge Press, Experiential Learning in Philosophy.  His chapter is titled, "Studying War and Contributing to the Community," and describes the use of community-engaged learning and experiential learning in Joe's course on the ethics of war, conflict, and pacifism.


Philosophy and Teaching

Dr. Joe is a philosopher, teacher, and speaker

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Find out about Joe's writing projects, including his forthcoming book, I Built My House on a Volcano/Mi casa en el volcán

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Maria and Joe Facilitation

Improve how your group works together, receive professional facilitation for a meeting or retreat, or learn to become a skilled facilitator.

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Enjoy these photos from the August 23, 2014 Book Launch Celebration

at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, NC 

Thanks to Silvia Pini for the photos.

Site Photography by Joe Cole

Illustrations by Stacye Leanza