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Gail Bentley, Ph.D.

Gail Bentley, Ph.D.

Integrative Studies - Faculty

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as on the Integrative Studies faculty in University Studies at Texas Tech. I believe the future of higher education will have to include various elements of on-line learning on many different levels and I am excited that Texas Tech is leading the way in this area. Since I have a strong background in Business and Counseling, as well as Human Development, I feel I have an innate understanding of the value of integrating concepts from various disciplines, thus I am very excited about the opportunity to work in this new program of Integrative Studies. My research interests reflect my diverse background and include parenting issues, marriage education, and substance use.

I have lived and invested in the Lubbock community throughout my adult life as a mother, a business owner, a volunteer, and an educator. Although I grew up in California, I thoroughly enjoy living in West Texas, it has been a wonderful place to raise a family and live a great life. I am also a big fan of Texas Tech and hold a BBA from the College of Business, an M.Ed. in Counselor Education from the College of Education, and a Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies from the College of Human Sciences. Guns Up!