Dr. Robert Bennett III begins his first year as an assistant professor in the Health, Exercise and Sport Studies department at Denison in 2018-19.
Bennett comes to Denison after spending the previous four years as an instructor and resident director within the College of Education and Human Ecology and Department of African American and African Studies at The Ohio State University. While at Ohio State, Bennett taught an array of undergraduate and graduate courses in African American Studies, including multiple courses and seminars in sport studies.
As a scholar, Bennett has examined and presented on numerous publications in Sport in Society, U.S. & African American History, K-12 & Higher Education, and Global Education. His research and education have also allowed him to accept a two-year fellowship with the African American Male Research Initiative at the University of Texas at Austin that will conclude in 2019.
A 2004 graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga., Bennett graduated cum laude and received a B.A. in history and was a member of the National History Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta.
After graduating from Morehouse, Bennett earned his master’s degree before completing his Ph.D. in history from Ohio State in 2013 where he was honored with multiple research and fellowship awards from numerous departments and organizations at the University.
A native of Decatur, Ga., Bennett currently resides in Columbus with his wife, Gisell Jeter-Bennett, and son, Amari.