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Patrick Blessinger, Ed.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Certified Educator, National Geographic Society
Certificate in Online Teaching, St. John's University
EdD, Education, St. John's University
MS, Management and Economics, Georgia Institute of Technology
BS, Management and Information Technology, Auburn University
Dr. Patrick Blessinger is an adjunct associate professor of education at St. John's University, a math and science teacher with the New York State Education Department, 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 an educational​ ​policy analyst and contributing writer with UNESCO's Inclusive Policy Lab, University World News, The Hechinger Report, and Higher Education Tomorrow, among others. Dr. Blessinger teaches courses in education, leadership, and research methods and he serves on doctoral dissertation committees. Dr. Blessinger has been involved with accreditation certification for universities and colleges and he has been involved in various educational consulting projects. Dr. Blessinger provides professional development workshops and classes to teachers and educational leaders and regularly gives presentations at academic conferences around the world. Dr. Blessinger has received several educational awards, including: Fulbright Senior Scholar to Denmark (Department of State, USA), Governor’s Teaching Fellow (Institute of Higher Education, University of Georgia, USA), and Certified Educator (National Geographic Society, USA).

Teaching Interests

Research methods, inclusion and equity in 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, inclusion and equity in 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
5743
EDUCATIONAL PLANNING
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. (2017). Reaching hard to reach students through student learning communities. The Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change. vol. 3, pp. 259-261.

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., 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). 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 Equity
Administrative and Instructional Leadership
Teaching and Learning
Global Studies and Comparative Education