New Human Resources Specialist: Joe Caudill

It appears that Joe Caudill—a self-described “people person”—has landed a job that is the proverbial good fit: as English's new Human Resources Specialist Sr.

“I like to talk to people as much as possible about anything and everything, and of course, I enjoy meeting new people,” says Caudill.

“I’m just a real chill dude with a very dry and sarcastic sense of humor.”

Born and raised in Arizona, Caudill started work at ASU in 2012 as Coordinator Senior of Guest and Conference Services with University Housing. His next post was in the School of Life Sciences as a Human Resources Specialist and then it was on to English.

Caudill says he enjoys learning about the field of human resources through this job. “It’s interesting and fun to see how broad the whole industry is and how much there is to learn! Before, I specialized in recruitment and hiring. Now, I’m a jack-of-all-trades.”

“Or,” he adds impishly, “a Joe-of-all-trades.”

Caudill enjoys the support and people of the department. “It is a complete change from where I’ve been in the past. It’s nice to see everyone in a happy mood every day, and everyone is so willing to help in any way they can. It’s a nice breath of fresh air.”

A movie buff, Caudill enjoys watching movies at home or going to the theater. His favorite films feature superheroes; Superman is his favorite of them all. However, he is always ready to watch Aladdin or A Goofy Movie.

Caudill and his girlfriend also love to travel to new places in the United States, with the goal of learning about different locales and gaining new experiences. So far the pair have traveled to California, Florida, New York, and South Carolina. According to Caudill, the “coolest” places in Arizona they've visited so far are Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend. “My girlfriend and I actually have a map of the U.S. to pin-point cities we want to visit. It’s an open road out there, and we’re going to do our best to take advantage of it!”

Caudill is considering furthering his education to be able to teach at a collegiate level. “I had many professors in undergrad that I loved and looked up to, who really influenced and encouraged me to be the best I could be. I’ve always wanted to pay it forward and honor those professors, to teach and influence the future generation as they did for me. But who knows what the future holds.”

Kira Assad

Photo is courtesy of Joe Caudill.