Topic ID #20442 - posted 6/7/2012 5:44 AM

Seeking a cultural education or historian educator position



Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana –History ABD Diaspora Studies Major and Museum Studies Minor

Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, Masters of Art in Afro-American Studies-History and Social Issues track.

Martin University, Indianapolis, Indiana – Graduated Magna Cum Laude. B.A. Liberal Arts


  • Ten years community organizing experience.

  • Seven years community partnership and collaboration experience.

  • Five years supervisory experience.

  • Five years college advising, experience.

  • Five years academic and social programming development experience.

  • Five years team building experience.

  • Four years multicultural and diversity programming/presentation experience.

  • Three years budget and fiscal management experience.

  • Three years project management experience.

  • Two years exhibit space planning and facility management experience.

  • Two years strategic planning experience.

  • Ability to develop presentations and present information to diverse groups.

  • Ability to analyze and resolve problems.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Knowledge of museum development theories and best practices.


January 2009 – Present Agency for Workforce Innovation Administrative Law Judge Unemployment Compensation

Tallahassee, Florida

  • Convene in unemployment hearings.

  • Review and interpret legal documents for unemployment hearings.

  • Make qualitative decisions in unemployment hearings.

  • Interpret Florida and federal unemployment law.

Carol Bennett


June 2008 – Present

Independent Scholar/Grant Researcher and Writer

  • Develop strategic plans for non-profit cultural arts programs.

  • Research grant-funding opportunities for non-profit cultural and arts education programs.

  • Work collaboratively with performers and scholars.

  • Develop multicultural/diversity and cultural arts workshops.

August 2006 – May 2008 Austin Peay State University Director Clarksville, Tennessee

Student Affairs Wilbur N. Daniel African American

Cultural Center

  • Provided leadership for the operation of the Center and the supervision of staff.

  • Worked cooperatively with faculty, students, staff, administration and the African American Cultural Center Advisory Committee on program planning, program implementation and program evaluation.

  • Provided leadership for the development of activities and programs of interest to the campus community and the Clarksville community.

  • Served as university advisor to four student organizations (Greek and non-Greek organizations).

  • Provided leadership in fostering a positive campus atmosphere for the exchange of knowledge about Africa and the heritage of people of African descent through lectures, art, conferences and group discussions.

Indiana University

Bloomington, Indiana


July 2005 – August 2006 Archives of African American

Administrator/Project Coordinator Music and Culture

  • Managed day-to-day operations of the Archives and provide administrative support for its research and service activities.

  • Coordinated collaborative activities with related research centers at IU, nationally and internationally.

  • Arranged for and coordinate staff orientation, meetings, performance evaluations and workshops.

  • Supervised undergraduate students, practicum students and graduate students.

September 2002 –May 2005 Academic Support

Academic Support Center Site Manager

  • Managed the evening activities of one of three academic support tutoring centers.

  • Trained and overseen a student staff of three.

  • Provided information regarding tutoring policies, seminar schedules, and resolved center’s users’ issues.

  • Tracked students who were provided service using a database program.

Carol Bennett


September 2000 – June 2002 Minority Achievers Program

Program Advisor

  • Counseled first year students and upper class students on academic probation (students with GPA less than a 3.0).

  • Coordinated peer mentor program.

  • Monitored students’ academic progress.

  • Organized tutorial program and academic help sessions for math and science courses.

  • Assisted in developing career and education workshops, and social programs and events.

January 2000 – June 2003 Residential Programs & Services

Assistant Coordinator (CA)

  • Oriented new campus apartment housing residents-interpret Indiana University housing policies and procedures.

  • Served as an additional resource person for residents who are new to apartment housing.

  • Served as a liaison for apartment residents and housing administration.

Summer 2000 International Center

Summer Program Assistant

  • Assisted with international student summer and fall orientations.

  • Served as first point- of contact for international students.

  • Developed new programs geared toward the international community for the fall school year calendar.

Summer 2000 Upward Bound Program

Summer Literature Tutor

  • Provided tutoring services for 13 high school students.

  • Assisted students with literature assignments as well as assignments for other classes.

  • Served as a chaperon on trips.

1999 – 2000 School of Education

Research Assistant

  • Proofed documents and reviewed literature to be used in articles and books.

  • Researched various databases and websites for information regarding community leadership and development as well as other topics.

  • Scheduled interviews.

June 1998 – December 2001

Historical First Person Interpreter Conner Prairie Museum

Fishers, Indiana

  • Provided oral interpretation of history of the 1836 time period

  • Area of specialty: slavery, the Underground Railroad, and the Black experience in the 1800s.

  • Special emphasis placed on the Black experience (slavery, the Underground Railroad, and historical figures) of the time period.

Carol Bennett



Summer 2007 Austin Peay

African American Literature Instructor State University

Upward Bound

Clarksville, Tennessee

Spring 2007 Austin Peay

Africana Women Across Cultures State University

Clarksville, Tennessee

Fall 2004 Indiana Vocational American History 1499 – 1865 Technical College

Bloomington, Indiana

Fall 1996 Simmons Bible College

Seminar leader for African American Literature 13-week course Indianapolis, Indiana


Avery Institute 2008 Research Fellow: Project centered on exploring the slave markets of the south

with special emphasis on Charleston Slave Mart.

Scholar in Residence 2005-Turks and Caicos National Museum, research involved analysis of the

presentation of the Black experience in the Turks and Caicos and how that experience is presented.

Secondary research involved analyzing the effects of cultural tourism and its effects on historical fact.

Summer Researcher 2003: Kansas City Jazz Museum, researched ideas and theories involved in

museum education planning and program development.

Doctoral Research: Selling Slavery in the 21st Century: Cultural Comodification and Tourism

Master’s Thesis: The Role of African American Museums in the Preservation and Presentation of African American Culture and History

Undergraduate Senior Honors Thesis: A Brief History of Blacks In Higher Education: The Development of Historical Black Colleges and Universities

Carol Bennett



  • Caribbean Influences on the Southern United States

  • Cultural and Material History of Jamaica

  • Cultural Tourism

  • Multiculturalism and Diversity issues in the Twenty-First Century

  • Slavery (United States 18th & 19th century)

  • A Comparative Study of Slave Women and Free Women of Color In the Americas

  • The Underground Railroad

  • Reconstruction

  • Northern Migration

  • The Black Museum Movement


March 31, 2008 – Presenter 32nd Annual NCBS Conference

Sponsors – National Council of Black Studies

“Living a Double Life: Marie Teresa Coin Coin: Slave and Slave


January 18, 2008 – Presenter National African American Student Leadership Conference

Sponsors – Rust College

When Did Hanging A Noose Become A Prank?: The Failure

Of Multicultural Education”

November 3, 2007 – Presenter Association of Black Culture Centers 17th Annual Conference

Sponsors – University of Missouri at Columbia

Association of Black Culture Centers

“African American Culture Centers and the Globalization of

Cultural Education”

November 5, 2004 – Presenter Association of Black Culture Centers 14th Annual Conference

Sponsors – Indiana University and the

Neal Marshall Black Culture Center

“Representing Ourselves: The Need for African American Cultural


May 31, 2002 - Presenter Underground Railroad Activities on the Maritime Great Lakes

Museum of African American History-Detroit, Michigan

Sponsors – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

“Sailing to Freedom: Black Sailors and Maritime Workers on the Mississippi

April 2002 - Moderator Paul Lucas Conference in History,

Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Carol Bennett


August 9, 2002 – Presenter Underground Railroad Summit

The African/African-American Historical Museum

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Sponsor – Indiana Department of Natural Resources

“Slavery and the Rhetoric of Becoming A Free State: An Analysis

Of The Politics on Slavery in the Northwest Territory”


Mac and PCs

Working knowledge of Banner

Working knowledge of LAN and mainframe computers

Working knowledge of Excel, Microsoft, Quatropro, and Word Perfect 6.0

Working knowledge of Degree Audit Record System (DARS)

Working knowledge of IUIS

Working knowledge of Insite

Working knowledge of Xmetal and EAD


Community Liaison - Sudanese Youth Symposium 2008

Director of Safe House Women’s Shelter Valentine Appreciation Day 2007

Co-director - Indiana University Students Aiding Haiti 2004

Knowledge Bowl Coach 2002

Director of Middle Way House Valentine Gift Giveaway 2001

Cuba Festival Volunteer 2000

Minority Achievers Program Peer Mentor 2000 – 2006

Volunteer – Indiana University, Leo Dowling International Center 2000 - 2005

Volunteer for Monroe Public Library - Read Out Program 2000

Director of Clothing Drive 1997

Volunteer - Martin University’s Festival of The Arts 1996 & 1997 (Program Assistant)


Association for the Study of

African American Life and History Current member

Austin Peay State University: African American Staff and Faculty Association: 2007-2008 Chair

Indiana University: Black Scholars Collective 2003 -2005

Indiana University: History Graduate Students Association – Graduate Professional

Student Organization Representative 2002-2006

Indiana University: Graduate Professional Student Organization – Liaison to the

National Association of Graduate Professional Student 2002-2003

National Council of Black Studies Current member

Smithsonian Affiliate Member Current member

Carol Bennett



Named top presenter at the 2008 National African American Leadership Conference

Martin Luther King essay award recipient-1st place 2004

Indiana University - 2000-2001 College of Arts and Science Fellowship recipient.

Indiana University - 1999-2000 College of Arts and Science Fellowship recipient


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