Patrick Blessinger is a peer-recognized expert and thought leader in the field of higher education and teaching & learning. Today’s discussion will be focused on his newest publication with co-editor Olga Kovbasyuk, “Meaning Centered Education.”

He has received several education awards including a Fulbright Scholarship from the US Department of State and a Governor’s Teaching Fellowship from the State of Georgia, USA, and was selected as an Honorary Rotarian for his community service and volunteer activities.

He is the founder and Executive Director (CEO) of the International HETL Association. Also, the co-founder and co-director of the Institute for Meaning-Centered Education. Founder and principal of the Academe Group as well as principal. CEO/Founder of the Faculty Academy. founder and editor of the International HETL Review and the co-editor of the Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education. Co-editor and author of several volumes within the Increasing Student Engagement and Retention book series (Emerald Group Publishing) and co-editor and author of the book, Meaning-Centered Education: International Perspectives and Explorations in Higher Education (Routledge Publishing).