Mrs. Joan Lincoln has been living outside of the United States for the last four decades — 23 years in France and French-speaking Africa, followed by 20 years of service as a Counselor member of the International Teaching Centre based at the Bahá’í World Centre in Israel. In this capacity, Mrs. Lincoln travelled extensively, visiting Bahá’í communities in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Pacific in support of their efforts to develop their human resources and strengthen their community-building activities.
After undergraduate studies in classical music at Mills College in Oakland, California, Mrs. Lincoln later earned a Master’s Degree in African Ethnomusicology from the University of Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. She has been actively involved in music all her life and maintains a keen interest in chamber music, improvisation and composition. Mrs. Lincoln and her husband, Dr. Albert Lincoln, have three children living with their families on different continents.