Desmond K. Blackburn, Ph.D. ’06, FAU College of Education

by Teresa Crane | Friday, Jun 08, 2018

The 2018 Spring Semester at FAU has seen Desmond K. Blackburn recognized by the department of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology, honored as the 2018 inductee into the FAU Alumni Association Hall of Fame and as a guest speaker at the 2018 Spring Commencement .

Blackburn received a Ph.D. in educational leadership from Florida Atlantic University in 2006. As a part of his doctoral dissertation, he not only created Socio-Cultural Leadership, but developed a reliable and valid survey instrument designed to measure principals’ performance around Socio-Cultural Leadership’s traits. The department of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology at FAU recently recognized him as an outstanding alumnus for his distinguished service, inspired leadership and advocacy for quality education in Florida.

Desmond Blackburn returned to FAU Boca Campus as the 2018 inductee into the FAU Alumni Association Hall of Fame. This honor recognizes extraordinary alumni who demonstrate exceptional service and commitment to their professions or to the community.

The spring semester closed with guest speaker Desmond Blackburn at the podium sharing inspirational thoughts with the Class of Spring 2018.

Desmond K. Blackburn began his career in education in 1996 as a high school math teacher. Since then, he has been an assistant principal, principal, district trainer, director of school improvement, area superintendent, and chief school performance and accountability officer for Broward County Schools, and an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University. He has served as Superintendent of Brevard Public Schools since his 2015 appointment.

The college is proud to count Desmond K. Blackburn as an FAU College of Education alum.