Dr. Marcus D. Benoit obtained a bachelor's degree from The University of Houston-Downtown School of Social Work, a master's degree from Stephen F. Austin State University (SFASU), School of Social Work with a focus in rural populations and communities, and a Doctorate from Capella University in Human Services with a focus in Organizational Management and Leadership Development. Throughout Dr. Benoit career, he has had the privilege to work with various populations, such as people with mental health disorders, the elderly, adolescents, homeless veterans, individuals recently released from incarceration, and HIV consumers. His active research includes promoting, engaging, and empowering communities to address HIV/AIDS disparities regarding prevention, care, and housing to achieve sustainable systemic change.
Regarding his higher education experience, Dr. Benoit has been in higher education since 2017 (6 years) where he began by serving three years as a graduate adjunct instructor for the School of Social Work at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFASU). Thereafter, he continued as an adjunct faculty for Lone Star College-University Park first BSW bridge program. Dr. Benoit currently serves as a Contributing Faculty Professor for Walden University BSW program. His aim is to always to offer learners knowledge that contributes to successful outcomes. In his years as a macro-level social work professional, he has had the opportunity to work in various capacities as a Social Work leader, including but not limited to roles as the Chief Program Officer, Grant Administrator and Auditor, Director of Programs, Contract Monitoring Officer, and Assistant Professor of Social Work. These experiences have prepared Dr. Benoit to work with diverse corporations to leverage development, including non-profit businesses while contributing to high-level Social Work leadership and supervision through rigorous study, implementation, and research.
PhD, Capella University
MSW, Stephen F. Austin State University