Dr. Joe Kloba came to PBA in August 1995 to provide leadership to the newly-designed graduate counseling psychology program. After serving for three years in that role he was appointed to associate provost in August 1998 to provide leadership in the areas of graduate studies, online learning and faculty mentoring.
For the period 1998-2003 he continued to serve on a half-time basis as leader of the graduate counseling psychology program as well as associate provost. On August 1, 2003, Dr. Kloba was appointed Provost and Chief Academic Officer. Prior to coming to PBA, Dr. Kloba was full-time vice president of professional development for the 50,000-member American Association of Christian Counselors.
He has served as a teacher, coach, counselor and administrator in public schools in Pennsylvania and New York, as dean of the School of LifeLong Learning at Liberty University, as founding administrator of the School of Counseling at Regent University, and chairman of the Counseling and Student Development Program, director of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program and tenured professor at Radford University, where he was selected “Professor of the Year” in 1980.
Dr. Kloba also served as the corporate director of operations for Rapha (a national inpatient psychiatric health care company), as director of the 1995 International Congress on the Family (in conjunction with Focus on the Family) and as a consultant to schools, colleges, churches and businesses. He is the co-author of a book, "Rapha Handbook for Group Leaders," author of one chapter of a recently-released book, "Competent Christian Counseling" and writer of a number of articles in journals such as The Journal of Counseling Psychology, The Journal of Community Psychology, Impact, Christian Counseling Today and Chronicle Guidance Publications.
He has made numerous professional presentations and has held leadership positions in many secular and Christian professional associations. Dr. Kloba has been a nationally certified counselor (NCC) and is certified as a school counselor in New York and Pennsylvania, and as a school administrator in New York.
He serves as an elder and small group leader at Christ Fellowship in Palm Beach Gardens. In 2008, Dr. Kloba was appointed to the Education Advisory Committee of the West Palm Beach City Commission. He also serves on the board of directors of Jupiter Christian School, the Place of Hope Children’s Home, the Villages of Hope (a young adult post-foster care residential facility), and Potentia Academy (a private school for special needs students).
He and his wife, Sandy, have been married since 1967 and have one adult son, Christopher.