Joseph M. Dodge is an American academic who is a leading authority on United States tax law. He is Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson Professor at Florida State University College of Law, and previously served as a faculty member at the University of Texas Law School. He has authored numerous influential articles and several books, including The Logic of Tax and Federal Income Taxation: Doctrine, Structure and Policy. He has also taught at UCLA and the University of Utah.
Dodge received B.A. and LL.B. degrees from Harvard University in 1963 and 1967, respectively. He received a LL.M. from New York University in 1973.
What every man needs, regardless of his job or the kind of work he is doing, is a vision of what his place is and may be. He needs an objective and a purpose. He needs a feeling and a belief that he has some worthwhile thing to do. What this is no one can tell him. It must be his own creation. Its success will be measured by the nature of his vision, what he has done to equip himself, and how well he has performed along the line of its development.