Bill Blank

Dr. Bill Blank retired in the summer of 2010 after 34 years of outstanding service at the University of South Florida. In recognition of his accomplishments and contributions to the field in Career and Technical Education, Dr. Blank was granted  Professor Emeritus status by the university upon his retirement.  During his tenure at USF, Dr. Blank distinguished himself as a leader in the field of career and technical education in Florida and as a major contributor to the field nationally and internationally.

During his longstanding tenure at USF, he was heavily involved in coordinating, teaching and student advising in undergraduate, master’s level and doctoral programs. While his research, publications, presentations at major conferences, and service to the profession have been significant, his dedication to the program and students have been the hallmark of his career. Throughout his career at USF, students have spoken very highly of the quality of his teaching and the impact he made on their instructional programs and in their professional outlook.

While at USF, Dr. Blank pioneered one of the first fully online master’s degree programs in the university. His contributions to administrative leadership have been also substantial serving as permanent or acting chair of three different departments in the College of Education, chairing search committees for several college-wide positions, and securing in excess of four million dollars in grants.

Dr. Blank’s outstanding record of teaching, research, and service—along with his contributions to administrative leadership in the College of Education and Adult, Career and Higher Education Department, embodies the spirit of excellence distinctive of Professor Emeritus status. You may visit his webpage for additional information on his professional background.