Dr. Maureen Blankemeyer received a B.S. in Psychology from Bowling Green State University, an M.S. in Family Relations and Child Development, and a Ph.D. in Human Environmental Sciences, both graduate degrees from Oklahoma State University. In 1996, she joined the faculty of Kent State University. She is a Certified Family Life Educator and currently teach the following courses: Interpersonal Relationships and Families, Family Intervention Across the Lifespan, Changing Roles of Men and Women, and Family Life Education. Dr. Blankemeyer conducted research in Northern Ireland on children and parents' perceptions of peace and political violence. Other research interests include HDFS student intercultural competence and internationalizing the HDFS curriculum. She is a member of the Ohio Council on Family Relations and the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR), including the International, Education and Enrichment, and Advancing Family Science sections of NCFR.
- Kent State University’s Distinguished Teaching Award recipient 2015
- Kent State University’s Student Accessibility Services Annual Faculty Recognition Award Recipient 2014, 2015
- Kent State University’s Distinguished Teaching Award finalist 2010