Dr. Ross J. Benbow is a Researcher at CCWT, with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. With a background in political science, international education and development, and comparative analysis, Ross earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Educational Policy Studies. He specializes in ethnographic and social network approaches to research, and as a PI, analyst, consultant, teacher, and writer has shared his work through books—including the co-authored Beyond the Skills Gap (2016), winner of the AAC&U Frederic W. Ness Book Award—as well as academic journals such as the Harvard Educational Review, Higher Education, Change, and the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. Ross’ current research focuses on the relationships among teaching and learning, public policy, and social and cultural transition in domestic and international educational contexts, with a particular interest in patterns of inequity in colleges and universities. Dr. Benbow is also the Principal Investigator of a new NSF project focused on the role of social capital in helping veterans persist in higher education.
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