Department Chair - Information Systems
Office: Grise Hall 231
Ph.D., University of Mississippi, Management Information Systems, 1994
M.B.A., Western Kentucky University, Management/Operations System, 1987
B.A., University of Kentucky, Chemistry, 1984
Dr. Blankenship has published over 50 journal and proceedings articles with topics ranging from artificial neural networks to nursing attitudes. His research has appeared in such journals as the European Journal of Business and Social Sciences, Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, and The Journal of Marketing and Management. He has consulted for numerous organizations including the Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Y.M.C.A., and the West Virginia Economic Development Office. Dr. Blankenship has attended numerous professional development activities, including the Management Development program at Harvard University, IBM Watson Analytics Workshop, Visual Analytics Workshop Using SAS®, Applied Analytics Using SAS® Enterprise Miner, Data Manipulation and Analytics Using SAS® Enterprise Guide, and a Hierarchical Linear Models Workshop.