Robert Blaine

Robert Blaine

Associate Provost at Tougaloo College

Location:
500 W County Line Rd, Tougaloo, Mississippi, United States
HQ Phone:
(601) 977-7700

General Information

Education

Catholic University

bachelor's degree  - music , Indiana University

doctorate of musical arts  - Eastman School of Music

master's  - music , 

master's degree  - music , Eastman School of Music , Doctorate of Musical Arts

Affiliations

Professor of Music  - Jackson State University

Dean  - Undergraduate English Students' Association

Board of Regents Member  - Tennessee

Board Member  - Online Learning Consortium Inc

Recent News  

The first appointees included Dr. Safiya Omari as chief of staff, Dr. Robert Blaine as chief administrative officer, Charles Hatcher as chief financial officer and Keyshia Sanders as constituent services director.
Dr. Robert Blaine, Chief Administrative Officer Robert Blaine, Chief Administrative Officer In a recent cover interview with the Jackson Free Press, Robert Blaine explained that the chief administrative officer's job is to run the government side of the city and make sure it is operating efficiently. The various divisions of the government report to the CAO, with the exception of the chief of police, who has a direct line to the mayor. "There's a system for doing the political part of government, which is all through the mayor's office, and then there's the kind of administrative governmental functions that kind of comes through the CAO," Blaine said. The College Park, Md., native left his job at the University of Louisiana in Monroe to become the orchestra conductor at Jackson State University, where he stayed for 12 years. Blaine was an associate professor, a full-time professor, an associate dean and finally a special assistant to the provost while at JSU. From there, he transitioned to Tougaloo College as the associate provost. Blaine attended Indiana University and received a bachelor's degree in music. After undergraduate studies, Blaine discovered his passion for teaching and conducting and decided to attend Catholic University in Washington, D.C., to earn his master's in music. Then, Blaine got his doctorate of musical arts at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y.

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Robert Blaine, Ph.D
Robert Blaine, conductor, soloist and scholar balances diverse artistic and academic worlds with agility and aplomb. Serving as Tougaloo College's Associate Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Dr. Blaine has held positions as Dean of Undergraduate Studies and CyberLearning; Director of the Quality enhancement Plan - GEAR (Global Education through Analytical Reasoning) and Professor of Music and Director of Orchestral Studies at Jackson State University. Robert Blaine is highly active through his multifaceted career. Dr. Blaine has long been interested in the intersection between art, teaching and technology. His role as conductor of Tougaloo College and Jackson State University's CyberLearning initiatives provides leadership for the development of a 21st century learning environments for students and faculty. Dr. Blaine's most recent leadership initiatives have resulted in the development of INNOVATE, a center for the development and dissemination of digital content; CREATE, a center for project-based learning; the Digital Core, an interdisciplinary general education core delivered as multi-touch digital textbooks; and the recent designation as an Apple Distinguished School and Institutional Partner of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Robert Blaine is an Apple Distinguished Educator, TEDx presenter and an endorsing artist of the C. G. Conn Company. Dr. Blaine performs on Conn instruments exclusively.

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Jackson's new chief administrative officer, Robert Blaine, plans to tackle the basic organizational habits of the capital city.
Jackson's new chief administrative officer, Robert Blaine, plans to tackle the basic organizational habits of the capital city. After a vibrant career as a traveling trombonist and conductor, Robert Blaine put down roots in Jackson, where he hopes to direct a comeback story. The College Park, Md., native left his job at the University of Louisiana in Monroe to become the orchestra conductor at Jackson State University, where he stayed for 12 years. Blaine was an associate professor, a full-time professor, an associate dean and finally a special assistant to the provost while at JSU. From there, he transitioned to Tougaloo College as the associate provost. Blaine attended Indiana University, where he received a bachelor's degree in music. While traveling after his undergraduate studies for approximately three years, Blaine discovered his passion for teaching and conducting and decided to attend Catholic University in Washington, D.C., to earn his master's in music. Then, Blaine got his doctorate of musical arts at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. As a musician, soloist and conductor, he led ensembles in performances in Central America, the Caribbean and China, in addition to North America and Europe, including in Paris for the Bastel Opera. "I did that for a summer and then I played principal trombone of the National Symphony of the Dominican Republic for two years," Blaine said in an interview in his office in the Hood Building. These days, Blaine is known as much for his belief in strong organizational systems, which he is bringing to a city that many believe is in dire need of some creative rearranging. "That's my story, and I'm sticking to it," Blaine said on day eight of his his latest gift helping run the City of Jackson. Robert Blaine, 48 Education: Indiana University, bachelor's degree in music; Catholic University of America, master's degree in music; Eastman School of Music, Doctorate of Musical Arts Family: Married to Angela Blaine with two sons Robert Blaine IV, 17, and Christopher Williams, 14; Jim Hill High School students in IB Program.

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