Joseph A. Garduno (Dr. Joe)
[Joseph served as president of the College of Divine Metaphysics from 1978 until his death on January 21, 2018.]
Joseph A. Garduno was born in Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico. He spent his early years there and in Taos. He was an ordained minister, a paramilitary chaplain, and a published author.
He lived in Glendora, California for over forty years, where he worked as a civil engineer. He had an extensive background in philosophy and
psychology; he was a graduate of the National College of Chaplains, an institution that includes members of every denomination in the Armed forces. He served as the California State Commander for all Chaplains in the state, where he held the rank of Major General. After he retired from his civil engineering work, he and his family returned to Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico.
Joe wrote numerous books, including:
Arroyo Hondo, a story about his home town
Museum for a President - JFK
A Spiritual Journey to the Land of Enchantment, a book about the concept of God
Memories of the Sangre deCristo Mountains, a story about New Mexico
Moe, a true story about a smart chimpanzee
[Formerly the vice president, Ann became the new president of the College of Divine Metaphysics in February 2018.]
Ann is a teacher, editor, writer, consultant,
webmaster and avid student of metaphysical philosophy.
Born and raised in Utah, she earned a Bachelor's degree in English and German, then earned a Master's degree in Computer Information Systems. She also earned a Secondary Teaching Certificate.
She has worked as a classroom teacher, computer instructor, editor, technical writer, and instructional designer. Ann has created over twelve websites and two blogs. She has published articles and stories, has co-authored several books, and is currently working on several more book projects.
In 1988 Ann began studying metaphysics in earnest and has studied metaphysics and the Law of Attraction every day since.
In 1990, she started editing and digitizing the courses for the College of Divine Metaphysics. To accommodate requests from the California accreditation office, she made extensive updates to the Metaphysical
Perspective of Raising Children course. For the school's students, she expanded the Brief History of Metaphysics study.
In 2002, she built this website to help spread the word about the school. In 2003, she became the Advisor and Vice-President of the school, and in 2004 she became the Director of the Online Division.
Currently Ann is writing a new course for the College. She lives in Utah, where she works as a trainer, author, mentor and copy editor.