Dr. Patrick Blessinger is an adjunct associate professor of education at St. John's University, a math and science teacher at Salesian High School in New York, 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, The Guardian, and Higher Education Tomorrow, among others.  Dr. Blessinger teaches courses in education, leadership, and research methods and he serves on doctoral dissertation committees. Blessinger is an expert in research, equity, leadership, policy, democracy, human rights, and sustainable development. 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).