Stephanie A. Bennett-Knapp

Professor of Sociology

Degrees

Ph.D.SociologyUniversity at Albany
M.A.SociologyUniversity at Albany
B.A.Sociology/PsychologyUniversity at Albany
Certificate of Graduate StudiesPublic HealthUniversity at Albany

Professional Experience

Program Director, Mental Health initiative for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Wars and their families for Mental Health Association of New York State

  • Grant coordinated through the Institute for Community Research and Training, The College of Saint Rose (ICRT). The initiative looks at initiatives to improve mental health and wellbeing for military veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars in Jefferson and Nassau Counties in New York state.
    Evaluation of Grant fulfills obligation from Bristol-Meyers Squibb funding requirement.

Program Director, Berkshire Services for Youth, Best/21st Century Program Evaluation Project, 2010-2013

  • Grant Coordinated through the Institute for Community Research and Training, The College of Saint Rose (ICRT). The goal of the BEST Program is to provide nontraditional ways, outside of school, to improve outcomes in academics, attitudes, and behaviors of youth.
    The evaluation fulfills Berkshire Farms federal obligation for the grant.

Data Collection and Survey Management, Parents with Psychiatric Disabilities Project for Mental Health Association of New York State, 2010-2011

  • Grant Coordinated through the Institute for Community Research and Training, The College of Saint Rose (ICRT)
    The initiative brings together state and regional assistance for parents with psychiatric disabilities and provides support and training on various topics.

Program Director, Evaluation Grant for 21st Century Community Learning Center Project at Berkshire Farms, 2009

  • Grant Coordinated through the Institute for Community Research and Training – The College of Saint Rose (ICRT)
    The evaluation fulfills Berkshire Farms federal obligation for the grant.

Teaching Interests

Sociology: Family, Community Studies, Intro to Sociology, Medical Sociology, Race and Minority Groups, Social Statistics

Public Health: Intro to Public Health, Epidemiology

Research/Creative Works

2016

  • Bennett-Knapp, S. (2016). “What do they do up there? A look at two non-metropolitan counties in New York State.” In G. Fulkerson and A. Thomas (Eds.) Reinventing Rural. New York: Lexington Books.

2015

  • Kennedy, J., Wheeler, W, and Bennett, S. (2015). “Cultural Competency Development for New Student Affairs Professionals.” In B. Burnell and H. Schnackenberg (Eds.), The Ethics of Cultural Competence in Higher Education (Pgs 141-158). New Jersey: Apple Academic Press.

2014

2013

  • Bennett, S. (2013). “’Taking the Cure’: The rural as a place of health and wellbeing in New York State during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.” In G. Fulkerson and A. Thomas (Eds.) Studies in Urbanormativity: Rural Community in Urban Society (pp. 87-96). New York: Lexington Books.