Stephen Bennett


Gift Planner in Advancement

Stephen has worked at Gustavus in a variety of roles over the past 25 years. Stephen began his career as a Clinical Psychologist in the Counseling Center where he worked for 10 years before accepting a positon the Dean of Students Office where he worked for 11 years as Associate Dean of Students. In his role as Dean, Stephen supervised the Counseling Center, Health Service, Peer Education and Wellbeing, Diversity Center, Campus Activities, Greek Life, and Community Based Service Learning. Stephen also taught and supervised student internships as an Adjuct Instructor in the Department of Psychological Science.

Stephen joined the Gustavus Advancement team in June 2018 as a Gift Planner and Fundraiser. In his role as a Gift Planner, Stephen connects the passions and interests of alumni and friends of Gustavus with opportunities to shape its future through philanthropic support.

Stephen 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 the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology. He is licensed as a psychologist in the state of Minnesota. He also holds a certificate in Educational Management from Harvard University, and has completed additional leadership training through the Whidbey Institute in Clinton, WA and the Thrivent Fellows Program. 

Stephen is married and has three children. His interests include motorcycle riding, spending time with family, the North Shore of MN, and relaxing at the cabin in Hayward Wisconsin.


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


Travel, Music, Motorcycles, and Gardening

Courses Taught

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
PSY-396 Clinical Practicum 5 2001/SP, 2001/JN, 2000/SU, and 2000/JN
PSY-268 Career Exploration 2 2001/JN and 2000/JN
Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.