Dr. Mel Blohm

Associate Professor of Education Dean, School of Education

Dr. Mel Blohm
School of Education
Campus Center 210
(248) 218-2119


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

Courses Taught

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

Honors and Affiliations

  • 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

Professional and Academic Experience

  • 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.