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Rebecca Blalock

Chief Inspiration Officer 


Dr. Rebecca A. Blalock is a seasoned business and education leader who has inspired many people to become the very best version of themselves. For more than 25 years, she has served as faculty, advisor, mentor, and dean to more than 1000 students from many parts of the world in programs ranging from the postsecondary diploma to the doctoral level. In addition, as a higher-education administrator, Dr. Blalock guided and inspired more than 100 deans and over 500 faculty. Before serving full-time in higher education administration, Dr. Blalock spent ten years at a global enterprise software organization where she led customer education and product consulting teams that partnered with Fortune 500 companies.

 Dr. Blalock has become known as a holistic mentor and trusted business partner. Her areas of expertise are organizational leadership, remote/virtual teams, higher education administration, distance education, academic compliance, and data analytics. Dr. Blalock holds a baccalaureate and master of science degrees in computer science and a doctor of management in organizational leadership. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Educational Technology
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Process Improvement and Design
  • Outcomes Forecasting
  • Remote-based Teams
  • Higher Education Administration
  • Distance Education
  • Data Analytics
  • Academic Compliance


  • Doctor of Management, Organizational Leadership, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Master of Science, Computer Science, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN, USA
  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN, USA

Global Engagements

  • Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship, Nigeria
  • Universities in the USA with students from Bhutan, China, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Lebanon, Malaysia, Nigeria, Philippines, Somalia, the USA, and more
  • Corporations in the USA

Honors & Awards

  • Introduction to Microsoft Power BI, Udemy, Credential ID UC-4a3cf48c-bf64-4486-8349-9c61c26c5979
  • R Programming, Johns Hopkins University via Coursera, Credential ID 3V6FF6UQV6UAr
  • The Data Scientist’s Toolbox, Johns Hopkins University via Coursera, Credential ID W68VMJF7GCD5
  • American Association of University Women
  • Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU): 2021 Convention presenter
  • NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising: Annual conference proposal reviewer
  • Three Rivers Market Cooperative, Knoxville, TN: Board of Directors (2018 – 2020)
  • Alumni mentor for University of Phoenix doctoral students
  • tnAchieves Mentor (Tennessee Promise)