Joe Blackbourn, PhD


Joe is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). He trains both preservice and graduate special education teachers, and teaches Educational Research and Advanced Educational Psychology. He has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology (Mississippi State University, 1985). His current interests (particularly writing) are in the areas of:

  • organizational, curricular, and instructional reform,
  • the philosophical underpinning of what we do in education, ("Who are we?" , "Do we know what we are doing?" , "Do we know why we are doing it?", and "Why are we doing it this way?"),
  • tying Dr. Deming and Peter Senge’s work into educational philosophy, practice, and processes, and
  • building a focus on continuous improvement and quality at all levels of the educational system.