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Darius Benton

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Darius Benton

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Office: S1081
713-221-5857
bentond@uhd.edu

Dr. Darius M. Benton is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies (Organizational Communication) in the department of Arts and Communication, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, at the University of Houston-Downtown. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, his Master of Divinity degree with a certificate in Religious Education from Emory University, and Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication from Norfolk State University. He has years of experience as an accomplished secondary school educator and ministry leadership professional prior to joining the UHD Communication Studies faculty. Dr. Benton’s research interests include race and gender in the workplace, Black adolescent male social identities, and religious leadership.

Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University’s School of Business and Leadership

M.Div. with a certificate in Religious Education from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology

B.S. in Mass Communication from Norfolk State University’s College of Liberal Arts

COMM 1304 – Introduction to Communication

COMM 3306 – Business and Professional Speech Communication

COMM 3340 – Communication and Leadership

COMM 4310 – Communication in the Organization

COMM 4335 – Religious Communication

Asst. Professor of Communication Studies – University of Houston-Downtown

Past:

High School English and Reading Teacher – Aldine ISD

Middle Grades English Language Arts Teacher – Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools

Middle School Graduation Coach – Atlanta Public Schools

Additionally, over 15 years of professional ministry and organizational leadership experience.

Memberships:

National Communication Association

Religious Communication Association

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

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