Blessinger’s research focuses on higher education reform, educational policy, and community engagement amidst the inequalities and inequities in American democracy and higher education. Blessinger is an internationally recognized scholar and leader in the democratization of higher education. Current projects include researching the open education movement and promoting higher education as a human right. Blessinger convenes an annual conference on transforming higher education and he is a contributing writer for several education news outlets. His vision is to create sustainable models of higher education that benefit everyone in society.