Faculty Profiles

Dr. Bill Blank

Dr. Bill Blank, Professor Emeritus

Blank headshot

Email: wblank@usf.edu
Phone: (813) 974-0314
Fax: (813) 974-3366
Office: USF Tampa campus EDU 151D

Dr. Bill Blank retired in the summer of 2010 after 34 years of outstanding service at the University of South Florida. In recognition of his accomplishments and contributions to the field in Career and Technical Education, Dr. Blank was granted Professor Emeritus status by the university upon his retirement.  During his tenure at USF, Dr. Blank distinguished himself as a leader in the field of career and technical education in Florida and as a major contributor to the field nationally and internationally. 


  • EVT 4651 Equity in Schools and the Workplace
  • EVT 6661 Current Trends
  • EVT 6930 Seminar
  • EVT 5664 School & Community Relations
  • EVT 7066 Foundations and Philosophy of Vocational Education
  • EVT 7168 Instructional Design & Development

Research and Publications

Research interests include education reform, authentic learning, integration of academic and career & technical education, academics in the workplace and competency-based education. Books authored include Handbook for Developing Competency-Based Training Programs, Teaching English Language Learners in Career and Technical Education Programs (with V. Hernandez), and Promising Practices for Contextual Learning (with S. Harwell). Other publications include book chapters, journal articles, monographs and technical reports.