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Clifford Bennett

B.A., Political Science, Lincoln University
M.Ed., History and Education, John Carroll University
1976 - Ed. D., Curriculum and Instruction, Penn State


Professor and Chair, Dept. of Teacher Education
Cleveland State University
Cleveland, OH 


Clifford Bennett is a professor at Cleveland State University, where he is chairman of the Department of Teacher Education. Among his achievements as chairman over the past seven years were the recruitment and hiring of the department’s first eight African American and Hispanic faculty members.  His department also attracted the largest number of grant dollars at the university—including the six-year, $36 million Ohio Reading First Center, a $3 million LEAPS in Early Childhood Literacy grant, and multiple federal and state awards for the Center of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education.

Previously, Bennett was a tenured faculty member at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He has been deeply involved with community work, having served as a member of the Charlottesville City School Board, the Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Center, and the executive committee of the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for Social Studies.