Amy  Benton
Associate Professor
Orlean Beeson School of Education
Educational Leadership
Office:  Orlean Bullard Beeson Hall
Email: abenton1@samford.edu

Amy Benton, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in Educational Leadership. She came to Samford in 2019 after holding a position as an Associate Professor in Education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Benton enjoys teaching graduate courses on topics surrounding research methodology – quantitative statistics, qualitative methods as well as mixed methods. She has worked extensively with undergraduate and graduate students and consistently serves on Educational Leadership doctoral committees as a methodologist due to her background in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

Benton has co-authored many professional and scholarly papers. Her research is primarily focused in the areas of teaching experiences and pathways in education. This agenda melds research and inquiry with experience from working in educational sectors and utilizing my training as a research methodologist. She has presented papers across the United States and published articles in journals such as Adult Learning Quarterly, Research in the Schools and Adult Learning as well as providing supporting chapters to a variety of books.  

Benton and her husband Christopher have four children that keep them very busy; enjoying hobbies that include camping, skiing, rafting and the beach.

Degrees and Certifications

  • Ph.D. Research Methodology, Loyola University – Chicago
  • M.S.Ed. Educational Administration and Higher Education, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale
  • B.S. Human Resource Management, Millikin University