Dr. Ann M. Bennett

Dr. Bennett and Nichelle NicholsDr. Ann M. Bennett was born and raised in Southside Chicago. She earned four degrees from The University of Tennessee: a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science in 2005, a Bachelor of Arts in Classics in 2007, a Master of Science in Education with a concentration in Social Science Education in 2011, and a Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Literacy Studies. She joined the faculty at Kennesaw State University in 2015, and she is currently an Assistant Professor of Reading Education in the Department of Secondary & Middle Grades Education. Dr. Bennett's research focuses on countering dominant educational discourses and deficit perspectives affecting marginalized communities through the use of photovoice and experimental ethnography. She currently teaches graduate research methods courses. She is also a Diversity Faculty Fellow in the area of Disability with the Center for Diversity Leadership and Engagement in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Dr. Bennett has also given a TEDx Talk entitled "An Invisible Disability in an Able-Bodied World: The Reality of Living With Type 1 Diabetes" about her experiences living with an invisible disability and chronic illness.

Dr. Bennett abhors long walks on the beach and any other activity that requires her to leave her house and much prefers to spend endless hours in front of a computer or television. She also uses her geek powers for good by introducing new converts to the Harry Potter, Doctor Who, and Supernatural fandoms, to name but a few.

Here are some other geeky things Dr. Bennett likes:

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