Richard Blissett, Ph.D.
Department of Education Leadership Management and Policy
Richard Blissett's overall research agenda revolves around two major, connected fields of inquiry. Firstly, what do people believe (both morally and empirically) about policy, why do they believe these things, and why do these beliefs matter? Secondly, what are the mechanisms by which these beliefs and ideals formally or informally translate into broader, institutionalized policymaking in a world where these beliefs often conflict? His research interests within education policymaking include public opinion and information, social determinants of political behavior, democratic behavior and institutions, social movements, and ideology and policy understanding. Visit rslblissett.com for a complete list of works and curriculum vitae.
- Ph.D. in Leadership and Policy Studies - Vanderbilt University
- B.S. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology - University of Maryland, Baltimore County