Stephen Bennett


Associate Dean of Students in Dean of Students Office

Stephen is a licensed psychologist who has worked at Gustavus since 1997. Before joining Gustavus as a staff psychologist, Stephen worked as an individual, group, and family therapist at Towson University, Carleton College, Ramsey Clinic, and HealthEast Hospitals. Steve was born in Minneapolis, MN and also lived in Hawaii when he was in grade school. Stephen graduated from Benilde St. Margaret's High School, received his B.A. in Philosophy from St. John's University, earned his M.A. in Counseling and Psychological Services from St. Mary's University; and completed his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University. He also holds a certificate in Educational Management from Harvard University, and completed additional leadership training through the Thrivent Fellows Program.

Stephen has served the Gustavus community in a variety of capacities over the past 20 years. He began his employment at Gustavus as a Staff Psychologist in the Counseling Center and currently is serving as Associate Dean of Students. In his capacity as Associate Dean, Steve oversees the Counseling Center, the Health Service, Alchol and Drug Education, and the Wellbeing Center. He also chairs hearings of the College Judicial Board, is a member of the Threat Assessment Team, coordinates medical leaves, and works with students who need assistance in managing personal and academic challenges. Stephen is responsible for coordinating and implementing student leadership development and wellbeing initiatives. Stephen has a passion for working with college athletes and coaches on communication, values clarification, purpose, mission, and goal setting. Stephen is co-founder of the Collegiate Leadership Academy (CLA) a undergraduate student leadership development program for five area colleges in partnership with the Greater Mankato Growth Corporation and business community.

Stephen is married and has three children. His leisure interests include spending time with family, coaching soccer, motorcycling, gardening, and relaxing at the family cabin.


B.A., Philosophy, St. John's University; M.A., Counseling and Psychological Services, St. Mary's University; Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Argosy University

Courses Taught

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
PSY-396Clinical Practicum52001/SP, 2001/JN, 2000/SU, and 2000/JN
PSY-268Career Exploration22001/JN and 2000/JN

Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.