Mel Blohm

Associate Professor of Education
Dean, School of Education

Ed.D., Wayne State University
Ed.S., Wayne State University
M.A., Southern Nazarene University
B.S., Southern Nazarene University

School: School of Education
Office: Campus Center 210
Phone: (248) 218.2119



  • Literacy in Secondary Schools
  • Student Teaching Seminar
  • Supervisor for Student Teachers



  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • International Reading Association
  • Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Michigan Outstanding Practicing Principal Award
  • State Review Panel for Exemplary Schools
  • MEMPSA Certificate of Recognition Award
  • Michigan Exemplary School Award



  • Teaching experience grades – K-9, and post-secondary
  • School Administration – Elementary, Middle, High School, and Central Office
  • K-12 Curriculum Director for Rochester Community Schools
  • K-12 Director of Instructional Services, including bilingual education



Mel is married to Kay Keoppel Blohm who recently retired from Baker College where she taught Speech Communications.  They have two children, a son and daughter; both are elementary teachers who also married teachers. Their five grandchildren keep them young, active, and sometimes exhausted (smile).  Family has always been important to Mel and Kay, which is why they moved back to Michigan after teaching five years in Oklahoma while Kay’s parents were missionaries for 12 year at Japan Christian Junior College in Chiba, Japan.  In 2010, after working in public schools for 38 years, Mel  retired” from Rochester Community Schools on June 30th and began working full-time at Rochester College on July 1st.  In his free time, Mel enjoys gardening, reading, listening to a wide range of music, and long evening walks with Kay.