Joseph Picconatto came to UW-Eau Claire in 2005, from Riverside, California. He began his career with Barnes & Noble College Bookstores in 1995. He has been a bookstore manager at the College of St. Scholastica, in his hometown of Duluth, Minnesota; the University of Portland (Oregon); Seattle Pacific University (Washington), the Seattle Community College District (three campuses); and the Riverside Community College District (three campuses).
Joseph is responsible for all bookstore departments, daily operations, donations and training and development.
He is a graduate of UW-Superior where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in English Literature and Library Science. He also has a Master of Arts degree in Literature from Iowa State University.