Joseph studied at the University of Washington in Washington, United States from 1946 to 1950. He became a Bachelor of Arts in History. From 1950 to 1952 he received a degree of the Master of Arts in History. In 1952 Joseph studied at Johns Hopkins University. He received a degree of the Doctor of Philosophy.
Joseph worked as a history instructor at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, United States from 1956 to 1958, University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1958-1960; assistant professor at Kansas State University, Manhattan, 1960-1966; associate professor, assistant dean Claremont (California) Grad. School, 1966-1970; program director, consultant Carnegie Corp. American, Claremont, 1970-1971; dean Grad. School, Indiana University Pennsylvania, 1971-1976, dean humanities and social science, 1976-1981, professor history, since 1981; Author: D'Argenson's Considérations sur le gouvernement ancient et present(US&FR). Jean Jacques Rousseau, Collection complete des oeuvres. 1780-1788. (Suisse). Arthur Ransome, Dispatches And Letter To America,1918. Arthur Ransome, My War Was Over. Harold Williams, Shadow Of Democracy (Russia 1905). Harold Williams, Shadow Of Tyranny (Russian 1917-1920).
Joseph married to Lou Ann Meyer on March 17, 1951.