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Patrick Blessinger, Ed.D

Adjunct Faculty
Administrative and Instructional Leadership
Certified Educator, National Geographic Society
Certificate in Online Teaching, St. John's University
EdD, Education, St. John's University
Certificate in Teaching and Learning, University of Georgia
MS, Management and Economics, Georgia Institute of Technology
BS, Management and Information Technology, Auburn University
Patrick Blessinger is an adjunct professor of education at St. John's University, a STEM and ELA educator with the New York State Education Department, and founder and chief research scientist of the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (in consultative status with the United Nations). Dr. Blessinger is the editor and author of many books and articles and he is a contributing writer and analyst for several global educational news outlets such as The Hechinger Report and University World News. Dr. Blessinger teaches courses in education, leadership, and research methods and conducts educational research on a range of topics. Dr. Blessinger has received several educational awards such as: Fulbright Senior Scholar to Denmark (U.S. Department of State) and Governor’s Teaching Fellow for the State of Georgia, USA. Dr. Blessinger mentors graduate students and serves on several doctoral dissertation committees. Dr. Blessinger has been involved with accreditation certification processes for various universities and colleges and he is involved in various educational consulting projects and provides professional development workshops and classes to teachers and educational leaders.

Teaching Interests

Research methods, inclusive and exceptional education, curricula and assessment design, leadership and policy-making in education, human rights and democracy in education, reform and ethics in education, and international comparative education.

Research Interests

Research methods, inclusive and exceptional education, curricula and assessment design, leadership and policy-making in education, human rights and democracy in education, reform and ethics in education, and international comparative education.

Courses Taught

EDU
7669
LDRSHP INSTRUCTIONAL TECH II
EDU
9706T
CUR ADPT MOD PLAN EX STU ADOL
EDU
9726T
C&I DSGN INDVS EXCPT M/SC/SS
EDU
9742T
FOR INFO ED AS IND IN EXC AD

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Journal Articles

Blessinger, P., Cozza, B., and Cox, M. (2015). Principles of effective faculty learning communities in higher education: A qualitative analysis of faculty participation. In: Learning Communities Journal. Miami, Ohio: Miami University. vol. 7, pp. 117-152.

Zeine, R., Boglarsky, C., Daly, E., Blessinger, P., Kurban, M., and Gilkes, A. (2015). Considerate leadership as a measure of effectiveness in medical and higher education: Analysis of supervisory/managerial leadership. In: Organizational Cultures: An International Journal. Champaign, Illinois: Common Ground Publisher. vol. 15, pp. 1-13.

Zeine, R., Boglarsky, C., Blessinger, P., and Michel, L. (2014). External adaptability of higher education institutions: The use of diagnostic interventions to improve agility. In: Change Management: An International Journal. Champaign, Illinois: Common Ground Publisher. vol. 13, pp. 1-12.

Cozza, B., Blessinger, P., and Mandracchia, M. (2014). Effectiveness of graduate programs in administrative and instructional leadership. In: Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education. Bingley, England: Emerald Group Publishing. vol. 6, pp. 2–21.

Book Chapters

Cozza, B., and Blessinger, P. (2016). An introduction to university partnerships for academic and program development. In: University Partnerships for Academic Programs and Professional Development. Bingley, England: Emerald Group Publishing.

Watts, L., and Blessinger, P. (2016). The future of creative learning. In: Creative Learning in Higher Education: International Perspectives and Approaches. New York City, New York: Routledge Publishing.

Blessinger, P., and Carfora, J. M. (2015). Innovative approaches in teaching and learning: An introduction to inquiry-based learning for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs. In: Inquiry-based learning for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs: A conceptual and practical resource for educators. Bingley, England: Emerald Group Publishing.

Blessinger, P. (2015). The future of higher education: towards a democratic theory of higher education. In: Democratizing higher education: International comparative perspectives. New York City, New York: Routledge Publishing.

Others

Blessinger, P., and Bliss, T. (2016). Open Education: International Perspectives in Higher Education. Cambridge, England: OpenBook Publishing. pp. 360.

Watts, L., and Blessinger, P. (2016). Creative learning in higher education: International perspectives and approaches. New York City, New York: Routledge Publishing. pp. 270.

Blessinger, P. (2016). Higher education as a multi-purpose enterprise. London, England: University World News.

Blessinger, P., and Stockley, D. (2016). Emerging directions in doctoral education. Bingley, England: Emerald Group Publishing. pp. 352.

Blessinger, P. (2016). The inquiry-based approach to higher ed that could prevent college students from dropping out. New York City, New York: The Hechinger Report.

Cozza, B., and Blessinger, P. (2015). University partnerships for community and school system development. Bingley, England: Emerald Group Publishing. pp. 344.

Blessinger, P. (2015). Towards an inclusive global knowledge society. London, England: University World News.

Blessinger, P. (2015). Educational research methodology framework. New York City, New York: Higher Education Tomorrow. vol. 2,

Blessinger, P., and Anchan, J. P. (2015). Democratizing higher education: International comparative perspectives. New York City, New York: Routledge Publishing. pp. 250.

Head, K., and Blessinger, P. (2015). Teaching as a human experience. Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 210.

Blessinger, P., and Carfora, J. M. (2014). Inquiry-based learning for faculty and institutional development: A conceptual and practical resource for educators. Bingley, England: Emerald Group Publishing. pp. 300.

Kovbasyuk, O., and Blessinger, P. (2013). Meaning-centered education: International perspectives and explorations in higher education. New York, New York: Routledge Publishing. pp. 264.

Keywords: 
Human Rights and Democracy
Inclusion and Diversity
Administrative and Instructional Leadership
Teaching and Learning
Global Studies and Comparative Education