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Lance Kyle Bennett

Lance Kyle Bennett is the Assistant Director of Assessment for the Office of the Provost at The University of Texas at Dallas. He embraces a scholar-practitioner approach to the study of higher education. His research examines how institutional effectiveness professionals communicate data to campus constituencies (e.g., faculty, staff, and students). Throughout Lance’s career, he has served in several administrative and leadership capacities at multiple institutions, including being Special Assistant to the Chairman; Transfer Program Coordinator; and Instructional Quality Control Coordinator. One of his favorite aspects of higher education is building bridges between executive leadership and various campus constituencies. Lance exercised this skill while serving on the Faculty Senate and as Co-Chair of the Contingent Faculty Committee at St. Edward’s University. In this capacity, Lance developed communication channels with senior leaders and adjunct faculty. Throughout his time in the academy, Lance has received research grants; published peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters; and obtained teaching certificates. Lance is a graduate of Delaware County Community College (A.A.), Eastern University (B.A.), West Chester University (M.A.), University of Iowa (M.A.) with studies in interpersonal and organizational communication. He is currently an Ed.D. candidate in Higher Education Leadership at St. Edward’s University.