Billy P. Blodgett, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Social Work
Office: Old Main, Room 433
Dr. Blodgett joined the College of Education and Social Sciences in 2012. He received a B.A. in communications arts from Oral Roberts University in 1974, a M.S.S.W. from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1976 and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of North Texas in 1986.
Teaching and Related Service
Dr. Blodgett teaches in both the bachelor's and master's social work programs. His courses include social welfare policy, group processes and human behavior in the social environment.
Prior to coming to WTAMU, Dr. Blodgett taught for 17 years at Northern Michigan University, where he was the BSW Program Director from 2001-2007. He was honored to be named Professor Emeritus shortly after he left there to teach at the University of Detroit Mercy for three years. He also taught as an adjunct instructor at Midwestern State University, Madonna University, Wayne State University and Michigan State University. His teaching has included both social work and sociology disciplines.
Research and Creative Activity
Dr. Blodgett’s research interests include distance education through interactive television, group conformity, models of supervision, self-esteem among minority groups, case management and the application of sociology theory to social work practice.
Originally from Wichita Falls, Dr. Blodgett now lives in Amarillo with his two beloved cats and amidst his Southwestern art. He is a big college baseball and basketball fan and also roots for the Houston Texans in professional football. He loves to travel to New Mexico and the Pacific Northwest, visiting wineries along the way.