Dr. Joseph Hendershott has an extensive background in working with difficult and troubled youth in academic settings, and has served school systems as an assistant principal, head principal, and as principal at Boys’ Village School in Smithville, OH. Hendershott earned his EdD in Leadership Studies, and his MS in School Administration from Ashland University in Ashland, OH. He is currently Executive Director of Field Experiences in the College of Education at Ashland University. In addition to founding Hope 4 The Wounded, Hendershott is the author of Reaching The Wounded Student, and the upcoming 7 Ways to Transform the Lives of Wounded Students. He and his wife, Dardi, have nine children ranging in age from 4 to 25, and are licensed foster/adoptive parents with children adopted through U.S. foster care, Ethiopia, and the special needs program in China.