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Dr. Michael Blazey

Interim Director of Academic Facilities | (562) 985-8946

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Dr. Michael Blazey was appointed Interim Director of Academic Facilities on July 1, 2013. Since arriving at CSULB as a faculty member in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies in 1990, he has served as Recreation and Leisure Studies Department Chair, Interim Chair of the Department of Sociology and Assistant Dean in the College of Liberal Arts.

Dr. Blazey received a BA in Park and Recreation Management from the University of Oregon and an MS in Health, Physical Education and Recreation from South Dakota State University with a minor in Planning.

While completing his doctorate at The Pennsylvania State University, he served as a field researcher for an A.A.R.P. Andrus Foundation grant. Following completion of the doctorate and prior to his appointment at CSULB, Dr. Blazey became an Associate Professor at Washington State University. He has also held faculty positions at South Dakota State University, Kansas State University, and Western Carolina University.

Professional service activities include the Society of Park and Recreation Educators Board of Directors, including serving as president in 2003-04, and membership on the Council on Accreditation of Park, Recreation, Tourism and Related Services (2004-2013), chairing the Council from 2009 through 2012.

Community service activities include the City of La Habra’s Community Development Block Grant Advisory Committee, Planning Commission, General Plan Advisory Committee (Chair) and as an elected City Council Member (2010-2014).