inspiration from a teacher

An Educator’s Inspiration


How wonderful it is when you have a career that gives you passion and purpose, that allows you to impact yourself and others in positive ways.  I asked Dr. Jeffrey Blevins to share what gives him reason to look forward to his days. This is what he shared…a teacher’s inspiration.

In his own words

Jeff Blevins, Ph.D., head of the Department of Journalism at University of Cincinnati talks about his inspiration as a teacher


“One of the best things about working in higher education is helping people achieve their goals, and more importantly, help them see their own potential.  Certainly, it’s a privilege to work with self-directed and industrious students.  However, the real reward is working with students who are struggling, or haven’t realized what they are capable of because they have already limited themselves.  Too often it seems, people are captured by some kind of fear – whether its fear of failure, fear of change, fear of the unknown, fear of rejection, or fear of something else.  Helping students work past those fears and self-limitations is what I find most fulfilling as an educator.  Life is too short not to put yourself out there and take your best shot.”

associate professor & head, Department of Journalism
University of Cincinnati


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