Dr. Blumer teaches in and is the chair of the Boston College Graduate School Educational Administration and Higher Education Department. Prior to Boston College, he worked in public education for 35 years as a teacher, counselor, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent of schools. He is also a past President of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents. Dr. Blumer received his B.S. and M.A. degrees from Northeastern University and his Ed.D. degree from Boston College.