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Craig Bennell

Psychology professor Craig Bennell won a 2013 Capital Educators’ Award based on his students’ nominations. Letters from undergraduate and graduate students alike flooded in to help him secure the award for teaching excellence in the Ottawa area.

Craig’s methods for keeping his students engaged, he says, are simple. Using personal stories, interesting videos and delivering it all in a captivating way is his recipe for success. With students that are so passionate about the material, he says the only problem is keeping up with their boundless enthusiasm.

Craig is also the Director of he Police Research Lab, a member of the Forensic Psychology Research Centre and is a previous president of the Society of Police and Criminal Psychology. On top of these roles, Craig was also the previous editor of the Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology and a founding member of the Crime Linkage International Network.

Craig is the past recipient of several teaching awards at Carleton University, including the Graduate Student Mentors’ Award in 2010, the 2008 Carleton University Student Association Teaching Excellence Award and the 2005 Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Teaching Award.