Dianna   Blankenship

Lecturer II  

Office: BSETB 1.126F
Phone: (512) 809-0801
Email: dianna.blankenship@utrgv.edu

Dr. Blankenship

Experience as legal research trainer; Texas Hospital Law editor; contract legal associate; real estate title defense; legal research; and judicial educator. I retired from UTB and have rejoined the university.





Selected Publications


  • Irma Jones and Dianna Blankenship. "Learning Style Preferences in the Online Classroom," Ponte Vedra Beach, FL: Research in Higher Education Journal 33, (June 2017): 9.

  • Irma Jones and Dianna Blankenship. "Student Perceptions of Online Courses," Academic and Business Research Institute: Research in Higher Education Journal 32, (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2017).

  • Irma Jones, Dianna Blankenship, and M. Juarez. "A study of juror information on the websites of 61 predominately Hispanic Texas counties," Jacksonville, FL: Journal of Criminal Justice and Legal Issues 2, (September 2014).

  • Irma Jones and Dianna Blankenship. "What do you mean you never got any feedback?," Ohio University Press: Research in Higher Education Journal 24, (June 2014).

  • Irma Jones, Dianna Blankenship, and Irma Jones. "Am I cheating? An analysis of online students' perception of their behaviors and attitudes," New York, NY: Psychology Research David Publishing 3, no. 5 (May 2013): 262-269.

  • Dianna Blankenship, Gerald Hollier, Irma Jones, and Marvin Lovett. "Assessing business students' sensitivity to diversity issues within an MSI: Impllications for continuous curriculum improvement," Ponte Vedra Beach, FL: Journal of International Business and Cultural Studies 4, (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2011).

  • Gerald Hollier, Dianna Blankenship, and Irma Jones. "The rise and demise of the courtyard restaurant: A case study," San Diego, CA: Journal of Business and Educational Leadership 3, no. 1 (2011).

  • Dianna Blankenship, Irma Jones, and Marvin Lovett. "Grant writing skill building: A business administration curriculum proposal," Ponte Vedra Beach, FL: Journal of Instructional Pedagogies 2, (2010).

  • Edward Hymson, Dianna Blankenship, and Anthony Daboub. "Increasing benefits and reducing harm caused by the north american free trade agreement," Southern Academy of Legal Studies in Business : Southern Law Journal XIX, no. Fall/Winter 2009 (2009): 25.

  • Irma Jones, Janna Arney, and Dianna Blankenship. "Juror information on the web: A study of hispanic populated Texas counties," Journal of Academic and Business Ethics 1, (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2009): 79-97.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Dianna Blankenship. Texas Judicial College for the Study of Alcohol and Other Drugs and Texas Judicial Resource Liaison , Texas Center for the Judiciary , $3,375,995.07 (September 1, 2009 - August 31, 2011)

  • Dianna Blankenship. Texas Judicial College for the Study of Alcohol and Other Drugs and Texas Judicial Resource Liaison , Texas Center for the Judiciary , $779,304.46 (September 2008 - August 2009)

  • Dianna Blankenship. Texas Judicial Resource Liaison, Texas Center for the Judiciary , $554,828.00 (September 1, 2007 - August 30, 2008)

  • Dianna Blankenship. Texas Judicial Resource Liaison, Texas Center for the Judiciary , $448,264.00 (September 2006 - August 2007)



Selected Presentations


  • Irma Jones and Dianna Blankenship. "Field Dependent/Field Independent Learning Styles of Online Hispanic Students," American Society of Business and Behavioral Science 25th Annual Conference, ASBBS, Las Vegas, NV (April 2017)

  • Irma Jones and Dianna Blankenship. "Online or Face to Face?," International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education, ICLAHE, Nashville, TX (May 2016)

  • Irma Jones and Dianna Blankenship. "Comparing Learning Preferences and the Online Classroom Experience for Students at a Southern Predominately Hispanic University," American Society of Business and Behavioral Science 24th Annual Conference, ASBBS, Las Vegas, NV (February 2016)

  • Irma Jones, Dianna Blankenship, and Marcus Juarez. "A STUDY OF JUROR INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITES OF 61 PREDOMINATELY HISPANIC TEXAS COUNTIES," American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences Annual Conference, ASBBS, Las Vegas, NV (February 2015)

  • Irma Jones and Dianna Blankenship. "Improving Your Communication Skills When You Transact With Others," Annual InService Conference, San Benito Consolidated School District, San Benito, TX (June 2014)

  • Irma Jones and Dianna Blankenship. "What do you mean you never got any feedback?," American Society of business and Behavioral Sciences, ASBBS, Las Vegas, NV (February 2014)

  • Irma Jones, Dianna Blankenship, and Gerald Hollier. "Am I Cheating? An analysis of online student's perceptions of their behaviors & attitudes," American Society of business and Behavioral Sciences, ASBBS, Las Vegas, NV (February 2013)

  • Gerald Hollier, Dianna Blankenship, and Irma Jones. "College business student's attitudes toward ethics," American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences, ASBBS, Las Vegas, NV (February 2012)

  • Gerald Hollier, Dianna Blankenship, and Irma Jones. "The rise and demise of the courtyard restaurant: A case study," American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences, ASBBS, Las Vegas, NV (February 2011)

  • Irma Jones and Dianna Blankenship. "Team Development ," Professional Development Program, 2010, Texas Center for the Judiciary, Austin, TX (June 2010)

Current Courses

ALAW 3309 90L - Workforce Ethics:
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ALAW 3300 90L - Foundations of Law:
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ALAW 4301 90L - Legal Research and Writing:
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ALAW 3315 90L - Criminal Law and Procedure:
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