R. Todd Benson
Ed.D., Vanderbilt University
Todd served as a student affairs administrator for over ten years before pursuing a doctorate in Higher Education Leadership and Policy. Making the leap from student affairs to academic affairs began with work in service-learning and civic engagement at East Stroudsburg University where he collaborated with faculty and staff on a host of classroom based and co-curricular projects. During his doctoral program, Todd studied the experiences of doctoral students and the factors that contributed to their acculturation into their respective disciplines. This work expanded as Todd assumed roles in both the Office of the Associate Dean of Graduate Education for Peabody College of Education and Human Development and the Vanderbilt Institutional Research Group. This work culminated in his Capstone Project, Career Trajectories and Outcomes of Ph.D. Recipients from the Vanderbilt University College of Arts & Sciences. Currently, Todd is responsible for the overall administration of the COACHE Survey as well data analysis and reporting.