Jerel Benton

Jerel Benton
Jerel Benton
Jerel Benton Jerel Benton
Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity / Sr. Diversity Officer
Student Success
office. Old Main 208
University of Wisconsin-Superior

Professional Background

Dr. Benton's dissertation research was on the use of predictive analytics to predict first year academic success, defined by first year retention, first year GPA, and first year credit hour completion percentage. Dr. Benton is broadly interested in creating equitable environments and access in higher education.

Research Interests

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Access in Higher Education

Most recent degrees:

2018 - Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) - Educational Leadership and Policy Studies - Eastern Kentucky University – Dissertation/thesis topic: Predicting First Year Academic Success of African American and White Students at Predominately White Institutions

2011 - Master of Arts (M.A.) - Adult and Higher Education - Morehead State University

2008 - Bachelor of Science (B.S.) - Nursing - Western Kentucky University