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May 15, 2004 GP 3.16/3-2:25/06
(Vol. 25, no. 06
Dr. Larry A. Blevins Is Appointed Director of Office of Education and Development
Dr. Larry A. Blevins has joined Information Dissemination (Superintendent of Documents) as Director of the Education and Development Office, Library and Customer Relations Service, effective May 3, 2004. Dr. Blevins has extensive experience both in government and in academia and is highly qualified to help develop GPO's initiatives in education, training, and technological applications in the Federal Depository Library Program.
Dr. Blevins comes to GPO from the U.S. Marine Corps, where he was the Deputy Director of the College of Continuing Education and Director of the Distance Learning Program. Other positions during his career include Dean of the Department of Veterans Affairs' VA Learning University; Director, Performance Development Department of the Internal Revenue Service; Distance Learning Program Manager, Federal Aviation Administration, and other related positions in the Department of the Navy, the U.S. Army Military Police School, and the U.S. Army Infantry School. Dr. Blevins has led numerous state-of-the art training initiatives, including the incorporation of existing and emerging distance learning technologies. He has received many awards for his innovative work.
Throughout his career, Dr. Blevins has taught over 30 graduate and undergraduate courses as both adjunct and full-time faculty at numerous colleges and universities. Dr. Blevins is an honors graduate from Auburn University with a doctoral degree in vocational and adult education, a master's degree in criminal justice from Auburn University, and undergraduate degrees from Columbus State University.