Assistant Professor, Finance Program
Phone: 814-871-7585
Office: B 325
bennett001@gannon.edu

  • Courses Taught
  • Educational History
  • Honor Societies

Courses Taught

Teaching Graduate Level

Responsibilities            

        Labor Market Analysis; Advanced Income Analysis; Urban Economics; Modern Economic Analysis; The Structure of the American Economy I and II and the Structure of the American Economy II; Teacher Graduate Course-Free Enterprise:  How It Works in Northwestern Pennsylvania in conjunction with Americans for a Competitive Enterprise System; Teacher Graduate Course- Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Foundation,  Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA; Teacher Graduate Course-Understanding and Playing the Stock Market Game in conjunction with Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Tri-County Intermediate Unit.

 

        Undergraduate Level:

 

        Principles of Microeconomics; Principles of Macroeconomics; Intermediate Microeconomics; Intermediate Macroeconomics; Urban Economics; Selected Topics in Economics; Money, Banking  and Financial Institutions; Labor Market Analysis; Outreach Program in Principles of Microeconomics; Outreach Program in Principles of Macroeconomics; Open University Program (Distance Learning) in Principles of Microeconomics; Open University Program (Distance Learning) in Principles of Macroeconomics; Television course broadcast on WETG-TV “Economics USA”-Microeconomics”; Television course broadcast on WETG-TV “Economics USA”-Macroeconomics”;  Contemporary Economic Issues; Basic Economics, Principles of Microeconomics in the Computer Intensive Format for the Business Technology Scholars (BTS) Program; Personal Financial Planning; Principles of Macroeconomics in the Computer Intensive Format for the Business Technology Scholars (BTS) Program; Financial Management I in the Computer Intensive Format for the Business Technology Scholars (BTS) Program;  Financial Management I as a Core Course in the Dahlkemper School of Business;  Principles of Microeconomics Technology Enhanced Learning Session (TELS) for the Advanced Business Technology Certificate (ABT) Program:  Principles of Macroeconomics Technology Enhanced Learning Session (TELS) for the Advanced Business Technology (ABT) Program:  Supply Side Economics Technology; Principles of Macroeconomics and Principles of Microeconomic courses for satellite center for Associate Degree at Saint Vincent Health Center.  Stock Market Game for the Advanced Business Technology Program.  (ABT) Basic Economics. (A one semester basic course for non-business majors), , Received CETL Grant to redevelop course in Principles of Macroeconomics, Developed Online courses in Principles of Microeconomics and Principles of Macroeconomics, Developed Online course in Principles of Microeconomics for the Education Consortium of the Upper Allegheny.

Workshops:

  Dollar Decisions Teacher Training Workshop in Meadville.  In conjunction with Consumer Counseling Services of Western Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Partnership in Economic Education and the University of Pittsburgh.

 

                                     Numerous Stock Market Game Workshops, Orientations and Tutorial for 4-6, 7-8, and 9-12 grade level

                                       educators.  Some with Act 48 Professional Development credits.

 

                                       Employee Training for major Forbes 500 Companies including General Electric, International Paper,

                                                 and Lord Corporation.

 

                                           The Economy and You:  An Economic Awareness Course for Employees in cooperation with the General Electric Company, Hammermill Paper Company (later International Paper Company) and the Lord Corporation; Trade-Offs-Part I:  An Economic Education Program for Elementary Educators in cooperation  with Intermediate Unit 5 and the Pennsylvania Department of Education; Trade-Offs-Part II:  An Economic Education Program for Elementary Educators in cooperation with Intermediate Unit 5 and the Pennsylvania Department of Education; Econ and Me: A “Hands-On” Workshop for Elementary Educators in cooperation with Intermediate Unit 5 and the Pennsylvania Department of Education;  MINI-SOCIETY Instructional System-Certified by Dr. Marilyn Kourilsky-UCLA through a grant from the Kauffman Foundation in cooperation with Intermediate Unit 5 and the Pennsylvania Department of Education; Give and Take-Part I:  An Economic Education Program for Middle School Educators in cooperation with Intermediate Unit 5 and the Pennsylvania Department of Education;  Give and Take-Part II:  An Economic Education Program for Middle School Educators in cooperation with Intermediate Unit 5 and the Pennsylvania Department of Education;  An Introduction to “Understanding Taxes” for Elementary, Middle and High School Teachers in cooperation with the Intermediate Unit 5, the Pennsylvania Department of Education with funding from the National Council on Economic Education through a grant from the Internal Revenue Service; Understanding and Teaching Entrepreneurship in cooperation with Intermediate Unit 5 and the Pennsylvania Department of Education;  Understanding and Playing The Stock Market Game in cooperation with the Intermediate Unit 5 and the Pennsylvania Department of Education;  The Entrepreneur Invention Society with funding from the Kauffman Foundation in cooperation with Intermediate Unit 5 and the Pennsylvania Department of Education;  The Stock Market Game Workshop for Teachers and the Public in conjunction with the Newspaper in Education Program of the Erie Times Publishing Company with funding by American Express Financial Advisors; Personal Finance Economics in conjunction with Money Management International and Personal Finance Economics in Middle and High School in conjunction with Robert Morris College, the University of Pittsburgh, the Pennsylvania Partnership on Economic Education with grant support from the Western Pennsylvania Consumer Counseling Services;  Focus on Integrating International Economics in the Classroom in Cooperation with the Newspaper in Education Program of the Times Publishing Company, the Pennsylvania Partnership on Economic Education, Intermediate Unit 5 and the Pennsylvania Department of Education with grant support from International Paper Company;   National Nasdaq Awards Teacher Training Workshop “On the Road” sessions  to visit teachers eligible for the Nasdaq Awards program with funding  support from the National Council on Economic Education through a grant from the Nasdaq Foundation;  Financial Fitness for Life Workshop in cooperation with the Newspaper in Education program of the Times Publishing Company, Intermediate Unit Number 5, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the Pennsylvania Partnership on Economic Education with funding from the National Council on Economic Education through a grant from the Bank of America;  MAKE IT Pennsylvania Workshop:  A new curriculum on the history, skills and careers of Pennsylvania manufacturing in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Partnership on Economic Education, the Pennsylvania Department of Education with grant support from the Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center; Economics for All Teachers-Economics and Computers:  Using Today’s Technology to Teach Economics Workshop in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the Pennsylvania Partnership on Economic Education with funding from the National Council on Economic Education through a grant from the International Paper Company;  Business Plan Competition Judging in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Partnership on Economic Education with support from the Appalachian Regional Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development;  Workshop on “Math and Economics:  Connections for Life, Grades 9-12.  Workshop in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the Pennsylvania Partnership on Economic Education with funding from the National Council on Economic Education through a grant from State Farm Insurance.  Workshop on “Math and Economics; Connections for Life, Grades 6-8.  Workshop in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Education,  EconomicsPennsyvania (formerly the Pennsylvania Council on Economic Education and also formerly the Pennsylvania Partnership on Economic Education) with funding from the National Council on Economic Education through a grant from the 3M Foundation.

 

                                         

 

 

 

 

 

Educational History

Undergraduate

Background                    

                                           St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY

                                           Degree:  BA, 1965

                                           Major:  Economics

                                           Honors:  Dean’s List, Graduated with “Honors” in Economics, Elected to International Honor Society in Economics, Omicron Delta Epsilon and elected member of the Economics Club.

 

                                           Relevant College and Graduate School Summer Work Experience:

 

                                           Was able to participate for seven summers as fifth year construction electrician apprentice in a College Student Apprentice Program sponsored by Local 3, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in New York City.  My father is a union member of Local 3.   Local 3 had The College Student Program available for some of the sons of members to work in the electrical construction industry in the five boroughs of New York City.  Sites that were worked on over seven summers included the Huntington Hartford Museum of Modern History in Columbus Circle; Queens College Academic Building in Queens, New York; The General Motors Pavilion at the 1965 World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York;  Lefrak City Apartment Complex in Queens, New York; The Lefrak City Social Security Building in Queens, New York; Luxury high rise apartment buildings in Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York;  the Hertz Corporation Headquarters in Manhattan,  New York and the J.C. Penney Fifty-Seven Story Headquarters Building in Manhattan, New York.

 

                                           Also complied a list of familiar terms used in the electrical construction industry and developed a booklet for new members of the College Student Apprentice Program and presented this to Local 3.  This booklet was presented to Local 3, I.B.E.W.

 

                                           Graduate:

 

                                           Fordham University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Bronx, NY

                                           Degree:  MA, 1968

                                           Ph.D. Course work, Comprehensive and Language Exams Completed, 60 plus graduate credits

                                           Major:  Economics

                                           Honors:  Recipient of Two University Teaching Fellowships-Fordham College and St. Thomas More College.  Graduate Council of the University.

 

                                           Additional Graduate Study:

        University of Chicago, Chicago IL, “Recent Developments in Applied Economics,” General Electric Foundation, summer, 1970.  A summer program featuring economists: University of Chicago, Yale Brozen, Director.  Joel Segall, Monetary and Cycle Theory, Arnold Harberger, Capital Budgeting, Harold Demetz, Property Rights, Robert Fogel, “Time on the Cross”, D. Gale Johnson, Agricultural Policy, Harry G. Johnson, International Trade

        Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA “Institute in Urban Economics,” National Science Foundation.  Summer, 1971.

        UCLA, Los Angeles, CA  MINI-SOCIETY Instructional System.  Summer, 1982.

                                           University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC.   Management Development Program for Economic Educators. Sponsored by the National Council on Economic Education.  Summer, 1980.

 

                                           University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.  Graduate courses in Curriculum Planning and Curriculum and Career Implications.

 

        UCLA, Los Angeles, CA  MINI-SOCIETY Instructional System.  Summer, 1981.

 

        Teacher Training Workshop Part I for College and University Economics Faculty, 1993.  University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.  Sponsored by the American Economic Association, the National Council on Economic Education and the Lilly Endowment, Inc.

 

        Teacher Training Workshop Part II for College and University Economics Faculty, 1997.  University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.  Sponsored by the American Economic Association, the National Council on Economic Education and the Lilly Endowment, Inc.

 

 

Honor Societies

Recognition and Honors                    

 

Gannon University Certificate of Recognition, Research and Scholarship, 5th annual faculty recognition reception.  “You are commended for your demonstrated commitment to the pursuit of research and scholarship excellence in your academic discipline”, 2006

 

Service Award, for grateful recognition of your 40 years of dedication, loyalty and commitment to the University

Gannon University Certificate of Recognition for Research and Scholarship, 7th annual faculty recognition reception. “You are commended for your demonstrated commitment to the pursuit of research and scholarship excellence in your academic discipline”, 2006

 

Advanced Placement Consultant Training Program, Chadds Ford, PA, received instruction in topics related to teaching a session at a College Board Advanced Placement Conference for Economics.

 

Document of Certification as an active member of the Academic Advisory Board for annual editions: economics May, 2009

 

The National Council on Economic Education in recognition of his outstanding 30 years service.

 

Excellence in Teaching at Gannon University -

 Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning – Workshop Week for the Pioneers with presentations  by various faculty plus exercise on setting courses.  Supported by the Chairman of the Dahlkemper School of Business and the Dean of the College of Humanities, Business and Education May, 2007

 

Faculty Research Grant from Gannon College Faculty Senate, December, 1969.  “The Entry and participation of Country Member Banks in the Federal Funds Market”

Research Grant from Foundation for Economic Education to study the operations of Jones Motor Company, Spring City, Pa. under the “Business-college Exchange Program.”  Summer, 1970

Summer Fellowship sponsored by General Electric Foundation at University of Chicago for month long study “Recent Developments in Applied Economics”  Summer, 1970

Top National Faculty Advisor Award for Pi Sigma Epsilon Fraternity, Chicago, April, 1970

 

“Honorary Member”  Sales and Marketing Executives club of Erie.

 

Secured the sponsorship of Morgan Stanley to cover the fees for the Stock Market Game simulation to undergraduate students.  Numerous years.

 

Sponsorship of Country Fair Stores for some of the grades 4-12 Stock Market Game Teams, 2

Leavey Award for Excellence in Economic Education.  Freedoms Foundation.  Valley Forge, PA.   

        Awarded at the Beverly Hills Hilton, Los Angeles, CA.  Awarded the $7500 prize for “                                                                Partners in Private

Enterprise” an economic awareness program for employees of local companies including General Electric, Hammermill Paper Company and the Lord Corporation.  The course explored economic issues from the perspective of the individual through guest speakers, relevant films and reference materials.  The central theme was to illustrate how issues such as the economy government, inflation, productivity, and capital formation affects the individual in his or her individual life.  Spring, 1984.

 

        Certificate of Recognition from City of Erie City Council.  “Sincere Thanks to Professor Charles Bennett

                and Omicron Delta Epsilon, the International Honor Society in Economics for their presentation

                regarding the feasibility of installing water meters in the City of Erie.  The City Council is extremely

                grateful for the time and effort which was demonstrated in this worthwhile project.  1980.

 

BP Award for Meritorious Support of Private Enterprise.  Students in Free Enterprise.  Sponsored by

        Boron-BP.

 

        Who’s Who in the East. Achievements in Economic Education.  1991 to 1996 Editions.  Marquis Publishers.

 

        Who’s Who in American Education.  Achievements in Economic Education.  1991 to 1996 Editions.  Marquis Publishers.

 

        Who’s Who in America Achievements in Economic and Financial Education 53rd through 59th Editions 2005. 

                “Inclusion is limited to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in

                their own fields of endeavor and who have, thereby, contributed significantly to the betterment

                Of contemporary society.”  Marquis Publishers.

 

        Who’s Who In America.  Achievements in Economics and Financial Education.  58th Edition. 2004.

                “Inclusion is limited to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in their own

                fields of endeavor and who have, thereby, contributed significantly to the betterment of contemporary

                society.”  Marquis Publishers.

 

Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.  Eighth Edition.  “Inclusion is limited to those individuals who have demonstrated Achievements in their own fields of endeavor and who have, thereby, contributed significantly to the betterment of contemporary society,” 2005 Edition.  Marquis Publishers. 

 

        Citation of Recognition from American Business Women’s Association. Erie PA, Fall, 1986.

 

        Who’s Who in Finance and Business.    33rd Edition.  “Selected as our country’s most accomplished men and

                Women at the helm of world commerce and those supporting industry from all areas of Expertise.

2003-2004 Edition.  Marquis Publishers.   Also selected for inclusion in the 34th Edition.  2004-2005 Edition.

               

Who’s Who in Finance and Business  34th and following editions. Through  current editions.   “Selected as our county’s most accomplished men and woman at the helm of world commerce and those supporting industry from all areas of expertise. 

 

Who’s Who in the World.  21st Edition. Through current editions “Select Group of men and women from all significant fields of

                Endeavor—from business and government, to healthcare and science, to arts and entertainment.

       

        Men of Achievement. Sixteenth Edition, 1993.  Achievements in Economic Education.  International Biographical Center, Cambridge, England.

 

        Fellowship in Business.  College-Business Exchange Program.  Jones Motor Company Fellow. Spring City, PA.  Sponsored by the Foundation for Economic Education.  Irvington-on-Hudson, NY.  1970.  Was selected by the President of this trucking company to examine the operations of a common carrier and to take this information back to the classroom for my students as practical knowledge that could be used in Economics.

 

        Award from Commodore Business Machines of Computer Hardware and Software.  $5000 value.  Project

                For “Improving Economic Reasoning (K-12) through the Use of the Computer.”  Six Hundred schools and other submitted proposals from which 82 were selected.  “We are very excited about your project.  It is efforts as yours which will enable computer technology to continue to play a creative and productive role in education.  1984.

 

        Received certificate of recognition for Research and Scholarship from Gannon University’s Fifth Annual Faculty Recognition Reception. November 2006

 

        Received Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Faculty Development Grant. November 2006

 

        Certificate of Recognition from Commodore Corporation “For Involvement in and Support of the Commodore Education Resource Center Program and for Fostering Excellence in Education through Technology.  1984.

        Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Teaching.  National Awards Program for the Teaching of Economics.        Sponsored by the Joint Council on Economic Education and International Paper Company Foundation.

 

Certificate of Recognition.  Joint Council on Economic Education.

 

 

Selected by Pennsylvania Department of Education for Task Force on Outcomes-Based Education for New Curriculum Regulations in Citizenship. 

 

Selected by the Presto Foundation and Dr. Milton Friedman to receive the “Free To Choose” film and video series.

 

        Developmental Economic Education Award (DEEP) Commitment to Excellence in Economic Education.  Sponsored by the Joint Council on Economic Education.

 

        Dictionary of International Biography.  Twenty-Third Edition.  1993.  Achievements in Economic Education.  International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England.

 

        Awarded Grants from Provost, Dean and Faculty Development Committee of Gannon University for Professional Development Activities.

 

        Apple Polisher Award from Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity.  “For professional conduct in the classroom, for a wonderful sense of humor and for serving as the Faculty advisor."  Spring, 2001.

 

        Grant from the International Paper Company and Pennsylvania Partnership on Economic Education for an Act 48 in-service workshop for “International Economics.”  Spring, 2001.

 

        Grant from the Nasdaq Foundation and the National Council on Economic Education for a workshop for educators on the “Nasdaq National Awards Program.”  Spring, 2001.

 

        Grant from the Bank of America Foundation, the National Council on Economic Education in cooperation with the Newspaper in Education program of the Times Publishing Company for an Act 48 workshop on “Financial Fitness for Life-Grades 3-5 and 6-8.”  Fall, 2001.

 

        Computer Intensive Course Design Award from the Business Technology Scholars Program of Gannon University.  “For his dedication to instructional innovation and professional development reflected in his course design and in the instructional materials he has developed.” Spring, 2002.

 

        Student from my Principles of Macroeconomics course in the Business Technology Program selected for a scholarship from Harcourt College Publishers/South Western Thomson Learning for an essay on “Economics in a Time of Crisis.”  Selected by the textbook author, Greg Mankiw.

                “Twenty Year and Counting”  Recognition at the Annual Conference  of the National Association on Economic Educators.  Chicago, IL. Fall, 2001

 

        Award from the Times Publishing Company and the Newspaper in Education Program for “Recognition of Your Ten Year Partnership with the Erie Times News for the Stock Market Game.  June, 2002.

 

        Certificate of Recognition Award from the National Association of Economic Educators and the National Council on Economic Education for “Twenty-Five Years of Service in Economic Education.”  Fall, 2002.

 

       

 

World Time Clock Award from the National Association of Economic Educators and the National Council on Economic Education.  Presented by EconomicsPennsylvania. “In appreciation for 25 GREAT years of Economic Education.”  Also inscribed with the words of Hesiod-the Greek poet-“If you add a little to a little and do this often, soon that little will become great.”   Presented at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Fall, 2002.

 

        Citation from the County of Erie, Pennsylvania.  “WHEREAS professor Bennett has received numerous awards and recognitions honoring his ability to bringing economic and financial education programs to thousands of teachers and educators for over 25 years and now.  THEREFORE, I, Rick Schenker, County Executive, on behalf of the residents of Erie County and beyond, do hereby recognize,honor, and thank Professor Charles Bennett on his dedication to his profession, his students and his community”.  Rich Schenker, County Executive, Erie, Pennslvania.  May 15th, 2003

 

        One of 95 persons nationwide nominated to the Fiscal Policy Forum, Washington, D.C.

 

        Designated “Favorite Professor at Gannon” by Alumna Nora L. Drexler in Leadership Focus.   “Charles Bennett got me involved in Economic Education.”  Gannon University Magazine.  Vol 16, No 2.  Spring 2003.  Page 23.

 

        Recognition Luncheon.  “25 Years of Service in the Center for Economic Education.”  Sponsored by the Dalhkemper School of Business Administration.  February 19, 2003.

 

        Second Annual Faculty Recognition Reception. “The Gannon University Certificate of Recognition for Research and Scholarship is presented to Professor Charles A. Bennett at the Second Annual Faculty Recognition Reception.”  “You are commended for your demonstrated commitment to the pursuit of research and scholarship excellence in your academic discipline.”  November 22, 2003.

       

        Third Annual Faculty Recognition Reception.  “The Gannon University Certificate of Recognition for Research and Scholarship is presented to Professor Charles A. Bennett at the Third Annual Faculty Recognition Reception.  “You are commended for your demonstrated commitment to the pursuit of research and scholarship excellence in your academic discipline.”  November, 2004.

 

        Certificate of Recognition is awarded to Charles Bennett “In recognition of an outstanding recommendation from the students you have been awarded the SGA Teacher of the Month for October 2003.  “Professor Bennett provides a positive and dynamic environment.  He is easily accessible to his students outside of the classroom and is willing to offer recommendations for scholarships and job offers.  He also provides real-life simulations (ex:  Stock Market game) to give his students lessons of finance in action.  His class is enjoyable and he is a great addition to the Gannon community.”  “Mr. Bennett is a very devoted teacher that would do anything to help a student achieve their full potential.  He utilizes many different learning styles and attempts to actively involve the class in their studies.  Mr. Bennett truly enjoys teaching various business classes and a diverse range of students.  He is a real life example of Gannon’s ideals.”  October, 2003.

 

        2006 Gannon Unversity Gold Award.  The Gold Award is designed to recognize members of the Gannon community who support, in their own way, the strategic plan goal of giving “appropriate academic and personal attention to both undergraduate and graduate students.”   The Gold Award is a new award initiated by the Retention Committee.  The Gold Award is a truly special recognition since the nominations come from colleagues. Gannon University community Meeting, May 15, 2006.

 

        Honored for involvement and coordination of the Stock Market Game simulation program. Those who spoke for him include Bonnie Faulkner, advisor to the elementary winning team, Verel Salmon, superintendent of the Millcreek Township School District and Tom Matusiak, retired Erie teacher.

 

        Honored by Economics Pennsylvania with “Director of the Year.” August 2003

 

        Awarded Faculty Development Grant for Economic Education from Gannon University to participate in the American Economic Association meetings In San Francisco.