Dr. Marlin Blankenship
"Dr. Marlin Blankenship teaches Developing the Native American Leader. According to the International Coach Federation, he is one of only 10 professional certified coaches in Oklahoma. He is a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma."
Dr. Marlin Blankenship currently serves as the executive director at the Center for Student Success and the Native American Institute.
Dr. Blankenship has 10 years of experience in higher education and has held several positions in admissions, recruitment, advising, academic success center and the Native American Institute. Since 2013, Dr. Blankenship has over 500 hours coaching individuals in education, private business and Native American organizations. Prior to returning to Southeastern, he worked as a specialist for the Chahta Foundation. He also spent 10 years working in emergency management. He is a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
Dr. Blankenship has a bachelor’s degree in Interpersonal/Organizational Communication from Southeastern, a master’s degree in theology from Liberty University, a graduate certificate in Executive and Professional Coaching from the University of Texas at Dallas, and a doctorate in education from Oklahoma State University. His areas of interest include the use of executive coaching to support learning and professional success in organizations and universities, the importance of well-being to professional success, health communication and Native stories of success.