Josh Whitson

  • Assistant Dean and Director, International Student Resource Center


  • MA in theological studies (east Asian religions), Harvard University
  • BA in religion, Baldwin Wallace University


Josh Whitson serves as the assistant dean of students and director of the International Student Resource Center. He comes to Oberlin with more than five years of experience advising international students. Originally from Cleveland, Whitson is excited to join the Oberlin community and come home to Northeast Ohio. In this role he leads efforts in assisting international students with visa document preparation and reporting, and providing support related to academic, social, and personal matters impacting academic success.

Josh received a bachelor of arts in religion with minors in Asian studies, diversity studies, and sociology from Baldwin Wallace University and a master of theological studies concentrating in East Asian religions from Harvard University. During his undergraduate and graduate studies, Josh developed a strong interest in American religious pluralism.