Curriculum Vitae

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MSc (magna cum laude), Educational Sciences, 2012-2014
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Brussels, BelgiumBA, English; minor in German, 2004-2008 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
North Carolina, USA

Director of International Programs, July, 2016-present
Greensboro College

Researcher, January, 2015-present
Title: “From reproductive to constructive learning: Changing Bhutanese students’ attitudes”
Co-PI: Prof. Dr. Ivan Stacy, Royal Thimphu College, Bhutan
QED Consulting

Researcher, January, 2013-present
Title: “A participatory action research study for Gross National Happiness pedagogy”
Lead Researcher: Prof. Dr. Deborah Young, Naropa University, USA
Royal University of Bhutan

Master’s Thesis, 2013-2014
Title: “Perceptions and usage of free libre open source software (FLOSS) in Bhutan’s higher education system”
Promoter: Prof. Dr. Frederik Questier, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
Royal University of Bhutan, Gedu, Bhutan

Research Assistant (non-teaching), 2007-2008
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

Professional Memberships
Global Teacher Education Forum
International Society for Teacher Education
ACEs Connection, ACEs in Education
International Youth Council

Lecturer and Module Coordinator, July, 2013-August, 2015
Gaeddu College of Business Studies; Royal University of Bhutan

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Peer-Reviewed Publication
Bennett, Cathryn. (2015). Perceptions and usage of free libre open source software in Bhutan’s higher education system: A report of empirical research, RABSEL, 16(1). Bhutan: Centre for Educational Research & Development, Paro College of Education.
Refereed Conference Paper
Bennett, Cathryn. (2014, November 25-26). ICT challenges and benefits of free libre open source software (FLOSS) integration in the developing world. Paper presented at the 9th International Conference “New Information technologies in education for all” (Ukraine), (pp. 9-15). Kiev, Ukraine: Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. Retrieved from
Talks, Workshops, Editorial
Expert Reviewer, March-June, 2015
Dzongkhag-level report of cottage industries and related entrepreneurial possibilities. Research funded by Bhutan Business Opportunity and Information Centre in Thimphu, Bhutan.
Bennett, Cathryn. (2014, November 26). Academic connectivity. MyRepublica. Retrieved from
Panellist, 19 November, 2014
Global Entrepreneurship Week, Loden Foundation, Bhutan
Expert Reviewer, June, 2013-September, 2014
Celebic, G., & Rendulic, D. I. (2011). Basic Concepts of Information and Communication Technology: Handbook. Open Society for Idea Exchange (ODRAZI): Zagreb, Croatia. Retrieved from
Presenter, 12-16 May, 2014
Qualitative Research Workshop, Royal University of Bhutan
Rapporteur, 14-19 April, 2014
Participatory Action Research for Gross National Happiness Methodology Training Workshop, Royal University of Bhutan