Ben has a PhD in Educational Studies from the University of Cincinnati and his dissertation was “Educating for a Good Life: an Investigation into Quality of Life, Educational Attainment and the Economic Model of Schooling.” Prior to coming to Gallatin, he was an assistant professor of Multidisciplinary Studies and Leadership Studies at West Virginia University. Ben was awarded a 2009-2010 Fulbright teaching fellowship in Hungary; his research and teaching interests include education policy, curriculum and program design, interdisciplinarity, and leadership.
Teaching and Research Interests
education policy and philosophy; interdisciplinary theory, research methods, and application; leadership theory and application; conflict resolution higher education program design; curriculum design; student-centered learning
B.S. Psychology, James Madison University, 2001 M.Ed. Educational Foundations, University of Cincinnati, 2005 Ph.D. Educational Studies, University of Cincinnati, 2010