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Cynthia Blodgett-Griffin, PhD

Blodgett-Griffin, CynthiaOccupation: Online Graduate Distance Education Professor; Course Designer
Born: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Education:
PhD in Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
MA in Adult Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
BS in Graphic Communications and Advertising, Minnesota State University Moorhead

Career:
Online Graduate OER Distance Educator, Blodgett Learning Systems (2003-Present)
Online Web-based Distance Education Graduate Course Instructor (2003-Present)
Lead Education Project Manager, Blodgett Learning Systems, Lincoln, NE (1993-Present)
Instructional Design Specialist, Department of Distance Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1997-2001)

Career Related:
Online Adjunct Professor, Online Course Materials Editor, Centre for Distance Education, Athabasca University, Alberta, Canada

Civic:
Order of the Red Grail; Food Drive Organizer, Local Area Food Banks; Book Organizer, Inmates’ Program, Nebraska; Current President, Lead Minister and Adult Education Coordinator, Wiccan Church; Prison Ministry, Wiccan Prisoners, Nebraska

Creative Works:
Author, “Mild traumatic brain injury and information access on the World Wide Web,” Lambert Academic Publishing: Saarbrücken, Germany (2011); Author, “A grounded theory study of the process of accessing information on the World Wide Web by people with mild traumatic brain injury,” PhD Dissertation, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2008); Co-Author, “Adult education meets cognitive flexibility theory: A new constructivism for web-based instruction” (1998); Co-Author, “Constructivist instructional design models for web-based adult education” (1998); Co-Author, “Meaning of participating in technology training: A phenomenology” (1997); Co-Author, “Critical thinking for all seasons: Application of a new metamodel to adult basic education workbooks,” Unpublished Masters’ Thesis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE (1995); Co-Author, “Metacognition, metamemory, and commitment to change strategy: Enhancing adoption of innovation of staff development” (1995)

Achievements:
Having been able to positively influence student retention

Awards:
Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2017); Professional Woman of the Year, National Association of Professional Women (2010); Woman of Outstanding Leadership, IWLA; Outstanding Professionalism, Top Female Executive

Hobbies:
Organic herbal gardening; Writing; Patient advocacy for the elderly; Home improvement

Memberships:
Association of Adult and Continuing Education; American Civil Liberties Union; Southern Poverty Law Center

Family:
Daughter of Riley Blodgett and Helen White Blodgett
Married: Charles Griffin
Four Children

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in America – 2018, 71st Edition (pub. 2018)

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