David Benders, PhD

Associate Professor, Graduate School

Education:

  • MA , Union College, KY
  • PhD, Walden University, MN        
  • MA, Xavier University, LA               
  • BA, Richard Stockton College, NJ

Dissertation:

Upward Bound: An Exploratory Study of Academic Achievement Challenges of Program Participants

Research Areas of Interest:

  • African American Leadership; Academic teaching strategies to improve learning, Educational Theory; Academic Achievement Disparity, Poverty Issues, Income Studies, Student Resiliency, and the African American Male.

Publications:

Benders, D. (2015). Big Giant Monsters. CreateSpace Independent Publishing. ISBN-10: 1512132357

Benders, D & Craft, T. (2015). The Effect of Flexible Small Groups on Math Achievement in First Grade. Network for Online Teacher Journal. 18(1)

Benders, D. (2013). Role of Socioeconomics in Education.  International Journal of Social Work and Human Services Practice.  1(1). 38-44. DOI: 10.13189/ijrh.2013.010107

Benders, D. (2013). Staff Motivation: Critical Analysis to Create Effective Working Environment.  Universal Journal of Management 1(2): 93-96, DOI: 10.13189/ujm.2013.010208

Benders, D. (2013). Approach to Effective Practice Strategies in Music. Sports and Art. 1(2). 46-48. DOI: 10.13189/saj.2013.010204

Benders, D., & Jackson, F (2012). Teacher Retention: Nature or Nurture. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science. 2(16).

Benders, D. (2012). Exploration of Identity Theory to Explain the Development of Personal Values Individual Issues & Organizational Behavior  eJournal 3(2).

Benders, D. (2012).  Gender Inequality: African Women’s Cultural Battle for Education and Success.  Distributed in Political Behavior: Race, Ethnicity & Identity Politics eJournal. 6(35).

Benders, D. (Fall 2009-10). Parental Influence on Academic Achievement of Students. National Forum Research Journal. (Fall) p 3-10.

Paper Presentations:

Benders, D. (2013). I don’t like School because of the Big Bad Bully. Paper presented at the Kentucky Association for Teacher Education, Florence, KY

Benders, D. (2010) School to Prison Pipeline. . Paper presented at the meeting of the National Alliance of Black School Educators,  Dallas, TX

Benders, D., & Offutt, D. (2009, April). The Provocateurs Initiative. Paper presented at the meeting of the HBCU-ETS Conference, Frankfort, KY

Benders, D., (2008, November). Kentucky Negro Education Association (KNEA) Influence on Education in KY Past and Present. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Alliance of Black School Educators, Atlanta, GA

Benders, D., (2008, November). Influence of Parental Involvement in Academic Achievement of High School  Students. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Alliance of Black School Educators,  Nashville, TN.

Benders, D., Dawson-Edwards, C., Grant, P., & Walton, I., (2008, March). The Collateral Consequence of the PIC on African American Community. Paper presented at the meetingof the Academy of Criminal Justice Science, Cincinnati, OH

Benders, D., (2007, November). Influence of Parental Involvement in Academic Achievement of High School Students. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Alliance of Black School Educators, Nashville, TN.

Professional Experience:

2018 to Present                    North Central University            Associate Professor

2016 to 2018                       Grand Canyon University           Senior Dissertation Adjunct Faculty

2010 – 2018                        Liberty University                      Assistant Professor of Graduate Studies

2009 – 2017                        Union College                             Assistant Professor

2006 to 2009                       Kentucky State University          Assistant Professor

2005 to 2006                       Midway College                          Director

2002 to 2005                       Loyola University                        Program Services Coordinator

2002 to 2002                      Tulane University                         Program Services Coordinator

2000 to 2002                      Dillard University                        Coordinator of Student Initiatives

Administrative Experiences:

2012 to 2013 - Shelby County Public Schools – Cropper High School, Shelbyville, KY             

College/Career Coach (Contractual)

2006 to 2009 - Kentucky State University, Frankfort, KY, Assistant Professor/Coordinator of Research &Field Placement

2005 to 2006 - Midway College, Midway, KY, Director of Institutional Effectiveness          

2002 to 2005 - Loyola University Upward Bound Program, Assistant Director/Program Services Coordinator