Bonnie A. Blake, Ed.D.


Bonnie A. Blake, Ed.D.
Bonnie A. Blake, Ed.D.
Bonnie A. Blake, Ed.D.
1st Vice President

As an educational and industry leader, Dr. Blake shares transformative knowledge with her students and clients to create successful learning and career outcomes in the field of media and communication.  She is a GCSF Board member and Chair of the Education and Mentoring Committee. She has also served as a judge for the Scholarship Committee. In addition to GCSF, Dr. Blake is the co-chair of the mentoring program for New York Women in Communications.


Dr. Blake’s career at New York University spans over twenty-five years. Academic and administrative roles included serving as a full-time clinical assistant professor, academic director, student advisor, and advisory board liaison with the Master’s in Graphic Communications Management and Technology program. She was appointed as the coordinating chair of the Division of Media Industry Studies and Design.


She began her career working in the account side of an advertising agency, transitioning to the client side and eventually creating Bonnie Blake & Company, Inc. Advertising and Promotion. Her current practice includes advising clients how to grow and succeed in this changing media and communications landscape. Another consultancy provides educational and career mentoring to students and professionals.


Dr. Blake is the recipient of numerous industry awards including the GCSF Champion of Education, the Luminaire award for Educational Leadership, the Naomi Berber Memorial Award for Distinguished Leadership for Women, the EDSF award for Excellence in Education for the NYU Master’s in Graphic Communications Management and Technology, and the NYU PRISM Alumni Achievement Award for Graphic Excellence.


She earned her Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of New England, a Master’s Degree in Graphic Communications Management and Technology at New York University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree, cum laude, at Boston College.

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