Josh Carpenter, Ph.D., is the Director of External Affairs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he works on strategic projects in community engagement and economic development. Josh spearheaded a city-wide partnership to secure $6 million to train disconnected youth for IT jobs in Birmingham, and he currently serves as City Director of that partnership. A Rhodes Scholar, Josh earned his M.Sc. in Social Policy and a D.Phil. in Politics at the University of Oxford.