Salus University has named Gregory D. Benjamin, PhD, MPH as the director of Institutional Research & Assessment in the Office of Academic Affairs. This role enables the University to continue to meet its mission and maintain its multiple accreditations by applying advanced knowledge of planning principles, institutional research methodologies, complex statistical analyses, survey design and administration, and best practices of outcomes assessment for student learning to monitor institutional effectiveness and continuous improvement.
Dr. Benjamin brings more than 10 years of previous experience regarding evaluation, quality improvement, institutional research, and public health knowledge to the University. After earning his bachelor’s degree in biology from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., he went on to receive his master of public health degree from Drexel University, Dornsife School of Public Health. Following that, he earned his PhD from University of Delaware with a concentration in health policy and evaluation.
Most recently, Dr. Benjamin was an assistant professor at Temple University’s College of Public Health in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. There he taught both undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of biostatistics, research methods, and epidemiology. Prior to joining Temple University, Dr. Benjamin served as a director of Quality Improvement & Evaluation for a non-profit social service agency in New Jersey, where he oversaw and managed a portfolio of evaluation and quality improvement projects in addition to the implementation of quality standards for the agency’s electronic health record. He also served as a senior research associate at the School District of Philadelphia, in the Office of Research & Evaluation, and as an evaluation scientist at Nemours/A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children in the Policy, Evaluation, & Research Department.
Dr. Benjamin has been published in several journals, including Journal of School Health
, Journal of Applied Communication Research
and Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services
. He has also presented at many regional and national conferences, including but not limited to, American Evaluation Association, American Public Health Association, Academy Health, and Eastern Evaluation Research Society. Dr. Benjamin remains an active member of the American Public Health Association, the American Evaluation Association, and the Association of Institutional Research.