Joseph J. Mistovich retired in June of 2020 as the Chairperson of the Department of Health Professions and a Professor at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio after serving more than thirty-five years on the faculty as an educator in emergency medical services and multidisciplinary health care and in administration. He is the past recipient of the Watson Award, Chairperson Leadership Award, two Distinguished Professorship Awards in Teaching, and a Distinguished Professorship Award in Research and Scholarship, and the first recipient of the Distinguished Chairperson Award for Excellence in Scholarship while serving as chairperson. He received a Master of Education degree from Kent State University, a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science degree in Allied Health, and an Associate in Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Services from Youngstown State University. He has authored fifteen EMS textbooks and more than fifty EMS journal articles. He was a frequent speaker at state and national EMS clinical and education conferences. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP) which is the national accrediting committee for EMS programs He has also served on numerous National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) committees related to Department of Transportation national curriculum revision and education standards, and National Registry of EMTs examination projects.