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Douglas C. Bennett

BennettDouglas C. Bennett served as president and professor of politics from 1997-2011.

Born in Rochester, New York, Bennett graduated from Haverford College (1968), where he first encountered Quakerism, and earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University. After eighteen years (1973-1989) teaching political philosophy and public policy at Temple University, Bennett moved to Reed College as Provost. From 1994 to 1997 he was Vice President and chief operating officer of the American Council of Learned Societies in New York City.

He has appeared in more Air Guitar performances at Earlham than all of his predecessors combined.

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