Dr. Patrick Blessinger is an adjunct associate professor of education at St. John's University in New York City, 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. Dr. Blessinger also serves on doctoral dissertation committees and he has been involved with accreditation certification for various universities and colleges. Dr. Blessinger provides professional development workshops and classes to teachers, professors, 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 with the National Geographic Society, USA.