Professor Dawn Bennett
  • Independent Member/Chair, Course Advisory Committee

Professor Dawn Bennett

Professor Bennett is Assistant Provost and Director of the Transformation CoLab with Bond University. She is an experienced senior leader, an educational reformist, and a passionate educator. Dawn’s expertise is the enhancement of student success and graduate employability through data-driven approaches to student retention and engagement, teaching, curricular reform and work-integrated learning.

Dawn is also a staunch advocate for student equity and addressing the impacts of disadvantage. She has a long history of respectful partnerships with first nations communities and is co-author of a national Framework for Respectful Work and Learning with Australia’s First Peoples. Dawn is an internationally known researcher with a world-class publication record. Her EmployABILITY Thinking initiative engages over 60 institutions globally and the dataset is now the biggest collection of student-derived confidence data in the world.

Dawn is also a passionate educator. She has won a national citation and Australian national teaching award and she is a Senior National Australian Learning and Teaching Fellow. Dawn is a Principal Fellow with the Higher Education Academy and Vice President of the Australian Learning and Teaching Fellows.

Dawn is heavily involved with governance and compliance with Bond University and is a member of the executive committees. She is an eternal member of two academic boards and one course quality committee. Dawn’s fields of education are Education, the Arts, and Business.