Joseph H. Seipel is an American sculptor and conceptual artist who was dean of the VCU School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University, which was ranked as the number-one public university graduate arts program by U.S. News and World Report. He was a member of the VCU faculty for over 40 years, leaving briefly for several years to serve as Vice President of Academic Services at the Savannah College of Art and Design. As Dean of VCU arts, he also had oversight of VCU arts in Doja, Qatar. He administered VCU exchange programs with art and design schools in Finland, India, Israel and Korea. He retired in 2016 to work on his own in-progress sculpture projects.