Joep Hofhuis works as Assistant Professor at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, where he specializes in intercultural communication in the workplace. His current academic research focuses on how people of different backgrounds work together in teams, and what organizations can do to benefit from diversity in the workplace. Furthermore, he works as a researcher, consultant and trainer within organizations that want to learn how to ‘deal with differences’ and enhance interdisciplinary and intercultural cooperation among their employees.

Joep grew up in the Netherlands and the United States. In 2012, he was awarded a PhD in Organizational Psychology from the University of Groningen, for his studies on Cultural Diversity in Organizations. After gaining his degree, he worked as a lecturer and researcher at Amsterdam University College, University of Amsterdam and Windesheim University of Applied Sciences.