Faculty Spotlight

Professor Sara BennettSara Bennett, PhD

The School of Business and Economics is proud to introduce new faculty member Sara Bennett.

Ms. Bennett is currently completing her dissertation for her doctoral work in finance at Kent State University. While at Kent, she taught finance courses including business finance, investments, financial policy, and international finance.

In 2010-2011 she was as a visiting instructor at Cleveland State University.

She holds an MBA and a BBA in Accounting from Augusta State University. Prior to beginning her doctoral work at Kent State University, Sara was a financial analyst for Club Car.

We sat down with Sara to find out more:

What are your teaching and research interests?

I am particularly interested in corporate finance, investments, and derivatives.

So, why LC?

I chose to accept a job at Lynchburg College because I wanted to be a part of an institution that valued quality education and genuinely cared about creating positive experiences and role models for students.

The large class sizes that I experienced in my early teaching career made it very difficult to get to know my students, understand what their needs were, and provide personalized attention and support as needed.

I have been blessed in my life to have greatly benefited from some wonderful teachers that took the time to get to know me and to mentor, counsel, and guide me. I want to be able to provide that same opportunity for my students and feel that LC is a perfect match in that respect.

In my short time here I have already met many alumni, current students, and prospective students, and have concluded that there is something very special about Lynchburg College. I am very excited to be a part of this!

Tell us a little about yourself.

In my spare time, I enjoy cross stitching. In fact, I have already purchased 2 cross stitch kits (Hopwood Hall and Snidow Chapel) from the LC campus store to begin stitching later this winter. You just may see some of my work on the walls if you visit my office!

I love to read and travel (sometimes at the same time). I also love museums and history. Now that I live in Virginia, I'm excited to explore my interest in Colonial America and the Civil War.

I'm also looking forward to hiking portions of the Appalachian Trail and taking kayaking lessons now that I live in an area with such wonderful outdoor opportunities.