Brandi Blessett

Brandi Blessett is an assistant professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Central Florida.  Her research interests include administrative responsibility, capacity building, and social justice.  She recently published two book chapters in Prison Privatization: The Many Facets of a Controversial Industry titled “Private Prisons as a Response to the ‘Second Ghetto’” and “Prisons for Profit: The Political and Economic Implications of Private Prisons.”  Dr. Blessett has published in Administrative Theory & Praxis and the Journal of Health and Human Services Administration.  Brandi is currently working with several nonprofit organizations in Central Florida to enhance organizational capacity, improve education outcomes, and decrease health disparities for local residents.  She received her Ph.D. from Old Dominion University in 2011.  Her dissertation was titled “Dispersion or Re-segregation: A Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Public Policies and their Impact on Urban African American Mobility.”