Joy L. Blanchard
Assistant Professor, Higher Education
Honors B.S. Secondary French Education, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 1999
M.S. Higher Education, Florida State University, 2001
Ph.D. Higher Education, University of Georgia, 2008
Phone: (225) 578-2192
Office: 111J Peabody Hall
Joy Blanchard’s research focuses on higher education law, primarily issues related to intercollegiate athletics, negligence liability, and faculty life. She serves on the board of directors of the Education Law Association, as well on the editorial board of several scholarly journals, including Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice. She received her doctorate from the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia and her masters degree from Florida State University. Joy previously has worked in student affairs, having served as Assistant Dean of Students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and held positions in residence life, student conduct, governmental relations and university advancement, service-learning, and student activities.
Selected PublicationsBlanchard, J. (Forthcoming). Flag on the play: A review of antitrust challenges to the NCAA. Could the new College Football Playoff be next?. Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal.
Blanchard, J. & Baez, B. (In press). The legal environment: The implementation of legal change on campus. In P. Altbach, P. Gumport, & M. Bastedo (Eds.), American higher education in the twenty-first century: Social, political, and economic challenges (4th ed). Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press.
Blanchard, J. (2015). Intercollegiate athletics. In Fossey, R., Melear, K.B., & Eckes, S. (Eds.), Contemporary issues in higher education law (3rd ed.). Cleveland, OH: Education Law Association.
**Blanchard, J. & Andrews, C. (2015). Reconciling life and work for the new student affairs professional. In M. Amey & L. Reesor (Eds.), Beginning your journey (4th ed). Washington, D.C.: NASPA.
Blanchard, J. (2014). Faculty Senate of Florida International University v. Winn: A struggle of foreign policy, state power, and academic freedom. BYU Education & Law Journal, 2014, 187-206.
Bell, L. F.; Blanchard, J.; Comeaux, E.; Gaston Gayles, J.; Harper, S. R.; Hughes, R. L. Affirmative action and intercollegiate athletics: Historical and contemporary issues of equity in college sports. American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. April 2015. (invited session)
Blanchard, J. Analysis of higher education policy related to sexual harassment and sexual assault: A mixed methods evaluation of selected campuses. Education Law Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA. November 2014.
Beassie, R., Blanchard, J., Ortiz, J., Sun, J., & Thro, W. Preconference: Avoiding a legal crisis when supporting students of concern. Education Law Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA. November 2014.
Blanchard, J. Are substance abuse policies on campuses in line with law? National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. March 2013.
Alexandre, M., Areen, J., Blanchard, J., Kaplin, W., Palmer, J., & Rooksby, J. Higher education law and policy scholarship. 34th Annual National Conference on Law & Higher Education, Orlando, FL. February 2013.
Board of Directors, Education Law Association: 2013-2016
Selection Committee, William A. Kaplin Award, Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy
Co-chair, Joseph C. Beckham Dissertation of the Year Committee, Education Law Association
Contributing Editor, Higher Education Law Blog
President’s Volunteer Service Award (Corporation for National & Community Service): 2014