John Bleakney

Associate Co-op Coordinator,  Cooperative Education



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John Bleakney has been a co-op advisor within the College of Engineering since January 2017. He received his PMP in 2017 years ago and has approximately 10 years’ experience working in project management mostly in the financial services industry where he has approximately 20 years’ experience. John made the leap to full-time educator back in 2015 when he was the Associate Dean of General Studies at ITT Tech. In his current role as an Associate Co-op Coordinator for the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Co-op team, John advises students in their co-op search, partners with employers to help with their hiring needs, and teaches a career management course as well as project management. John enjoys sharing his project management knowledge with both his students and colleagues and finds the concepts and tools used helpful in his everyday activities. He currently partners (along with his students) with several non-profit organizations within Boston to assist with their project needs. John has a Master’s degree in Economics from SUNY – Albany and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from Drew University. Besides the PMP, John also is a Certified Scrum Master and has the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certificate.


M.A. in Economics (SUNY – Albany, Albany, NY)

B.A. in Political Science and Economics (Dual degree) (Drew University, Madison, NJ)

Honors & Awards

  • 2022 Outstanding Cooperative Education Coordinator Award


Apr 15, 2022

Faculty and Staff Awards 2022

Congratulations to all the winners of the faculty and staff awards, and to everyone for their hard work and dedication during the 2021-2022 academic school year.

John Bleakney

Nov 01, 2021

Service-Learning Project Focuses on Healthy Cultural Food Options Near Boston School

Students in a COE co-op course, led by John Bleakney, associate co-op coordinator, worked on a service learning project, the Cultural Nutrition Program, with the Afrimerican Culture Initiative, to explore healthy ethnic food options near Boston Preparatory School. Boston City Councilor Richard Arroyo presented the Afrimerican Culture Initiative with an official resolution commending the group’s ‘design and build’ of antiracist projects and initiatives.


Sep 10, 2020

Faculty and Staff Awards 2020

Congratulations to all the winners of the faculty and staff awards, and to everyone for their hard work and dedication during the 2019-2020 academic school year.

May 31, 2019

Bleakney & Sangster Selected as CATLR 2018-2019 Fellows

Assistant Co-op Coordinator John Bleakney and Assistant Teaching Professor John Sangster were selected as 2018-2019 Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research (CATLR) Fellows.

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