Richard Blissett

University of Georgia
Dr. Richard Blissett is an Assistant Professor of educational politics and quantitative methods in the department of Lifelong Education, Administration, and Policy at the University of Georgia. He primarily focuses on political psychology and communication in education policymaking. His current research program focuses on attitudes towards race-conscious and other forms of justice-oriented policy. Work in this area has included research on democratic structures in education governance (particularly, school boards),  anti-racism activism and social movements in education, and the use of computational natural language processing techniques for examining educational equity policy discourse. He holds a PhD in Leadership and Policy Studies (with a minor in Quantitative Methods) from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (with a minor in Computer Science) from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.