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Teresa Bennett

IUPUI Office of Community Engagement

Expert Bio

Teresa A. Bennett is assistant vice chancellor for the IU Indianapolis Office of Community Engagement. Her primary responsibilities are to develop and maintain strategic corporate and community relationships, advance IU Indianapolis Anchor Institution initiatives, and lead programs and services that meet IU Indianapolis’ goals for strategic economic and workforce development, including the launch of SOURCE River West Entrepreneurship Center.

Bennett also is an associate faculty member in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, teaching graduate and undergraduate capstone courses in which students have conducted over 150 socially relevant community-based research projects for Indiana nonprofits, businesses and government agencies.

Areas of Expertise

Community engagement, community partnerships, economic development, professional development, corporate education, contract training, continuing education, anchor institution, policy analysis, project management, talent, talent pathways, workforce, entrepreneurship, community development, university-community partnerships, capstone, class projects, community projects.

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