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Christopher T. Bennett

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations

Chris Bennett is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College. His research interests include college access and the experiences of low-income and first-generation college students. He currently works with his advisor, Angela Boatman, on a study of Tennessee’s Seamless Alignment and Integrated Learning Support (SAILS) program.

Prior to entering the Ph.D. program, Chris worked at RTI International as a research analyst on a variety of federally sponsored postsecondary education surveys, including the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS) series. In this role, he helped design survey instruments, oversaw data collection activities, and assisted in the development of final data files.

He received his bachelor’s degree in public policy and American institutions from Brown University