- Ph.D. (1981), Panjab University, Chandigarh. Topic: Rock Phosphate deposits of Tal Formation, Mussoorie Lesser Himalaya, India.
- M.Sc., Panjab University, Chandigarh (1970).
Joseph Conklin is trained as a meteorologist with experience collecting and analyzing surface weather observations. According to his profile, he has additional experience in radar/lightning analysis, wind shear detection, and software development.