Zachary Reeves-Blurton is a program manager for the Graduate College, where he oversees the unit's professional development and mentoring portfolios. Passionate about creating an engaging and successful student experience wherein students feel part of a supportive community, he has worked for ASU for a decade. An alumni of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (B.A. English Literature) and Washington State University (M.A. English Literature), he started his professional career working for federally-funded TRIO programs at the University of Idaho and Lewis-Clark State College before moving to Arizona in 2010.
With a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Innovation (Ed.D.) from the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Zach is passionate about educational action research, and particularly research into the challenges faced by underrepresented minority student populations. Research areas include mentorship, identity development, culturall/community engagement, minority stress and resilience, and the experiences of LGBTQ+ and international student populations. In addition to his work with the Graduate College, he is active in the larger ASU community, having co-chaired both the ASU LGBTQ+ Faculty and Staff Association and Committee for Campus Inclusion.