Joe Deegan

Joe Deegan is a senior program manager in JFF’s Building Economic Opportunity Group. He provides research and technical assistance in support of programs that serve underprepared learners. 

Prior to joining JFF, Joe was a project manager with the Philadelphia Youth Network, where he directed the Opportunity Works program connecting opportunity youth to college using JFF’s Back on Track model. He has extensive experience managing community-university partnerships.  

Joe has a passion for public service. He completed two terms of service as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer with the Maine and Louisiana Campus Compacts and taught English as a foreign language as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in the Slovak Republic. 

He has a master's degree from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Inidana University–Bloomington, with dual certificates in public and nonprofit management. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.