PhD Michigan State University: Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education
Emiko Blalock is an assistant professor in OMERAD. She earned her PhD in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education in MSU’s College of Education, and prior to joining OMERAD, she was an assistant professor in the Student Affairs Administration program in MSU’s College of Education. Broadly, she is interested in diversity and access in medical education, and community-based education and knowledge production.
Core to Dr. Blalock’s research agenda is addressing problems of social inequity in the spaces where communities and education intersect. As a qualitative researcher, she leverages critical, narrative, and place-based methodologies and analyses, specifically those that elevate the individual and communal experience. These methodologies contribute to increased knowledge about why problematic phenomena occur and how to develop systemic solutions and interventions for such phenomena.