Director of Ed.D. Programs-K-12
About Dr. Blue
Dr. Maureen A. Blue is the Director of the Ed.D. Program in Educational Leadership with a concentration in K-12 at Saint Peter’s University. Throughout her career, the New Jersey State Department of Education, Middle states Accreditation Commission, professional organizations and community groups have recognized her for outstanding leadership for consistently exceeding state and higher education standards. She has enjoyed a diverse and distinguished career in New Jersey.
Dr. Blue has 18 years of extensive experience in public school education that includes serving as special education teacher, vocational coordinator, education supervisor, principal and nurse. She has taught and supervised special education students’ pre-school through the age of 21 including all classifications from severely handicapped to mildly handicapped in both urban and suburban settings. As a sitting principal of a special education school for students 13 through the age of 21, she doubled enrollment; hired additional faculty and paraprofessionals; supervised and executed the opening of a new school building; started new academic/vocational programs; lead the school through successful accreditation.
In 2000, Dr. Blue transitioned to higher education. Currently, she is the Director of the Non-Traditional K-12 Doctoral Program. Dr. Blue continually redesigns the Non-Traditional K-12 Doctoral Program offering courses online and personalizing the curriculum to meet the needs of the adult student. She increased enrollment substantially by offering the program in several locations throughout the state of New Jersey. Most recently, she designed the Ed.S. Bridge to Ed.D. Program including the curriculum and course sequence. Simultaneously, she directed the Non-Traditional Higher Education Doctoral Program (2012-2016). During this time, she designed the Ed.D. Program and MA Program with concentrations in higher education via the traditional hybrid and online formats including design of the curriculum and course sequence for both programs.
Dr. Blue earned her doctoral degree in higher education from Seton Hall University. Her dissertation examined the influence of resilience on doctoral completion in one preparation program in educational leadership. She saw the dissertation as the synthesis of her years in education to apply her beliefs about leadership and to improve the quality of education. Dr. Blue’s expert knowledge in adult learning theories, strategies to successful completion, and best practices, in addition to graduate degrees in two disciplines, K-12 and Higher Education continues to assist her as she designs and individualizes learning in the doctoral programs. She teaches courses on the MA level and doctoral level via the traditional, hybrid and online formats. Dr. Blue mentors dissertations and teaches Organizational Behavior and Leadership, Dissertation Seminar I, and Historical Trends in Higher Education.