Morningside College has an array of people on campus. One professor who has a refined understanding and appreciation of culture is Dr. Patrick Blaine.

Blaine is a sixth year professor at Morningside College, teaching in the English and modern languages department as well as a C&C professor for first year students. Dr. Patrick Blaine is a University of Iowa undergrad and University of Washington graduate. Besides teaching in the classroom, you may see Dr. Patrick Blaine advising. He works with the International Student Association, Sustainable Environment, Spanish Club, and is a current faculty advisor for Omicron Delta Kappa.

As an English and Spanish professor, Blaine is fluent in both languages and can dabble in various other languages. His language fluency has led him on many adventures abroad, as he has traveled to Spain, Italy, Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Vietnam, Cambodia, Puerto Rico and most importantly Chile where he met his wife, Monica.

Off campus, Blaine stays busy with various activities. This includes being president of the KWIT board radio station 90.3, Siouxland Institute of Film board, vice president of the Mary Treglia community house, executive committee of the Latin America Association, and works on language proficiency testing for the Sioux City Police Department. Outside of his activities, he is currently working on his new house with his wife of thirteen years, Monica. The Blaines are renovating a 1913 house with detailed architecture. Dr. Patrick Blaine has a passion for cooking and beer making, enjoys biochemistry, and riding his motorcycle.