Joseph Gustin is an author and a writer. His book Disaster & Recovery Planning: A Guide for Facility Managers, now in its sixth edition, serves as the basis for a company’s disaster planning and recovery efforts. His most recent book, Workplace Violence and the Facility Manager, examines the risk factors that contribute to workplace violence, as well as the effects of such violence for both the organization and those directly impacted.

His books focus on the multi-faceted role of the facility manager and business owner in maintaining the continuity of business operations. The topics of these books include bioterrorism, cyberterrorism, disaster and recovery planning, facility management and safety management.

He has developed and written a series of self-paced on-line seminars for the Association of Energy Engineers 24/7 on-line university. The topics of these seminars included disaster and recovery planning, bioterrorism and cyberterrorism.

He has also conducted workshops in disaster and recovery planning in various cities including New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles.

A professional writer, he has written newsletters as well as marketing and promotional copy for companies, professional associations and civic organizations. He taught English and writing classes at the college level. His book, Safety Management: A Guide for Facility Managers, served as the basis for a safety management course that he taught at Hiram College’s The Weekend College in Hiram, Ohio.

As Dean of Academic Affairs at several colleges he managed the instructional programming for various fields including information technology, allied health, nursing and criminal justice.

He is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) and The Author’s Guild. Gustin currently lives in suburban Cleveland, Ohio.