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Dr. Chad Bennett is a passionate, collaborative and innovative educator, advisor, and coach. He has presented at numerous regional and national conferences on developmental education, first-year programming, student leadership, and program management. He has over 13 years of experience working in academic and student support. Dr. Bennett is a recent recipient of the Shippensburg University Center for Excellence in Scholarship and Teaching (CFEST) Teaching Innovations in Pedagogy and Scholarship Award (TIPS Teaching Award) and the 2015 Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award. Additionally, he has been the chair of the Department of Academic Services at Ship for over four years.
Prior to working at Shippensburg University, Dr. Bennett served as the director of a youth shelter in Harrisburg, Pa, while also playing a stint of professional soccer in the USL. He is currently a member of the National Association of Developmental Education and Act 101 Directors group and has been published in the monograph for the Educational Leadership Development Conference at St. Peter's College, University of Oxford, England.
Dr. Bennett received his undergraduate and masters degrees in psychology from Shippensburg University and his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership through Duquesne University in 2009. He enjoys the outdoors participating in various activities and sports, working on home improvements, listening to a wide variety of music, but most especially spending time with his family.