Meet the 2021 Emcee

January 14, 2021

Anti-Racist & Community Engagement
Virtual Conference 2021

Dr. Hamilton HeadshotBennyce Hamilton, Ed.D.

Dr. Hamilton is the Regional Director of Diversity & Multicultural Services and Deputy Title IX Coordinator at Miami University. There, she coordinates educational, cultural, and social programs for faculty, staff, students, and community members. As Title IX coordinator, she is the first responder for victims of sexual assault, interpersonal violence, sexual harassment, and stalking for the regional campuses.

Dr. Hamilton holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Kentucky State University. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Education (Secondary Education) and a Doctorate in Education (Literacy) from the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Hamilton believes that diversity begins with appreciating one’s self and all that makes us unique. It is out of that self-appreciation that we become open to dialoguing with others to get a deeper understanding and appreciation of our differences. One of her favorite sayings comes from Nikki Giovanni: “Once you know who you are, you don’t have to worry anymore.” 

Dr. Hamilton is also a veteran of the Cincinnati Fire Department where she worked as a firefighter/paramedic. While there, she provided first aid and CPR trainings to children and adults. She also presented fire prevention and public safety information to students at local schools, informed neighborhood community councils of public safety information, and assisted in the recruitment of prospective firefighters. She retired in January of 2013. Her research interests focus on issues surrounding women, diversity, leadership, and how they intersect. She enjoys reading mystery novels; watching reality television; and riding her motorcycle. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.


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