J. Love Benton is a PhD Candidate within the Leadership and Change program at Antioch University. She is a current Adjunct Instructor at Columbus State Community College and a high school English Teacher.
Her background is unique, in that it intersects with several disciplines that include: education; diversity, equity, and inclusion; curriculum development; teaching and learning; nonprofit sector; sexual assault and domestic violence; trauma informed care; and LGBTQ+ communities.
In addition to earning a B.S. in Agriculture Communication from The Ohio State University; A MEd in Curriculum and Instruction from Ashland University; and an M.A. in Leadership and Change from Antioch University, Love is a widely traveled scholar practitioner whose research, professional development trainings, and keynote addresses have taken her throughout the Continental U.S.
Love’s current research focus spans race, education, and equity. Her PhD thesis explores how inservice teachers construct what constitutes teacher effectiveness in urban schools, and their beliefs about what enables Black students to learn.