Skip to main content
Skip to main menu Skip to spotlight region Skip to secondary region Skip to UGA region Skip to Tertiary region Skip to Quaternary region Skip to unit footer


Emily Chen-Bendle

Blurred image of the arch used as background for stylistic purposes.
Doctoral Student

Emily Chen-Bendle is a full-time doctoral student at the Institute of Higher Education.

She holds a BA in English from Columbia University, an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia, and an EdD from Western University (formerly the University of Western Ontario, Canada), with a focus on leadership-based solutions to improve online student engagement in a university context.

Emily’s background includes industry experience as a marketer in both non-profit and for-profit organizations, including Target Corporation and America Online, and teaching experience as a marketing instructor in both community college and university settings.  Additionally, Emily has published a number of business case studies on marketing and digital marketing through Ivey Publishing. As a marketing instructor, she taught both face-to-face and online courses, the latter of which fueled an interest in researching online higher education. 

News Featuring Emily Chen-Bendle

by Suzanne R. Graham

The annual awards and recognitions luncheon is a highlight of the year for the McBee Institute’s faculty and staff. In addition to honoring donors, who contributed directly to student and success, and celebrating student and faculty…

“Overwhelmed with gratitude” is how Sean Baser described his emotions at the annual McBee Institute student awards lunch held on Monday, October 24.

A large number of MIHE students, faculty, alumni, and former postdoctoral associates are participating in the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Cultivating Equitable Education Systems for the 21st Century. The…

Book review by Emily Chen-Bendle & Greg Wolniak appears in Review of Higher Education (Winter 2021).

Support us

We appreciate your financial support. Your gift is important to us and helps support critical opportunities for students and faculty alike, including lectures, travel support, and any number of educational events that augment the classroom experience. 

Click Here to Learn More About Giving

Every dollar given has a direct impact upon our students and faculty.