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Ellen J. Benjamin

Ellen J. Benjamin is a member of the DePaul University faculty, serving as an Associate Professor in The School for New Learning where she has taught on their Chicago-area, Hong Kong and Bangkok campuses.  She earned her Masters Degree in Social Work from The University of Michigan and her Doctorate in Social Service Administration at The University of Chicago.  For more than 25 years she has been involved in advocacy work on social causes, having served as an employee and trustee of nonprofit organizations and directed philanthropic institutions within Chicago.  During the 1998/99 academic year she taught courses on nonprofit management and women’s studies as a Visiting Scholar in Turkey, through the sponsorship of the U.S. State Department’s Fulbright Commission.   In 2003 Dr. Benjamin spent a semester abroad, again with Fulbright sponsorship, joining the social work faculty at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj, Romania.  During 2008, as a Fulbright Senior Specialist, she taught classes on nonprofit governance, fundraising, social work ethics and research methodology in Ulaan Baatar at Mongolian State University of Education’s Social Work Department.