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Hope  Benton-Borghi

Hope Benton-Borghi
Title: Assistant Professor
Division: Education
Education: B.S. Massachusetts State College M.Ed. Boston University M.A. The Ohio State University Ph.D. The Ohio State University
Office Phone: 614-251-4825
Email: bentonbh@ohiodominican.edu

Biography

 Dr. B. Hope Benton-Borghi has been an assistant professor at Ohio Dominican University since 2006 and has served as M.Ed. Coordinator since 2007.  She has written and directed several grants and has over a decade of experience teaching Chemistry at the high school level in the United States, and Munich, Germany.  Dr. Benton-Borghi has lived and traveled around the United States and the world.  She has climbed Mt. Fuji, and taught English to Japanese business professionals in Japan.  She holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Massachusetts State College at North Adams (now called Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts); an M.Ed. in Secondary Education from Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts; an M.A. Education Policy and Leadership in the College of Education from The Ohio State University; and a Ph.D. Education Policy and Leadership in the College of Education and Human Ecology from The Ohio State University.  

One major area of her expertise and research is the integration of technology to teach every student, using Universal Design for Learning, UDL. Dr. Benton-Borghi also developed a Market Model for an accessible, universally designed, digital P-12 library, which was recognized by the House of Representatives in the state of Ohio in 2002.  The Kathryn Borghi Digital Library is being implemented in the New Albany Plain Local School District and the Upper Arlington City School District, to honor the memory of her daughter, Kathryn. 

Another area of expertise and research is teacher efficacy for inclusion of students with disabilities in the regular education classroom.  Dr. Benton-Borghi (2006) developed two new teacher efficacy scales:  Teachers’ Sense of Inclusion Efficacy, I-TSES, and the Collective Inclusion Efficacy Scale based on the Ohio State Teacher Efficacy Scale/Teacher’s Sense of Efficacy (Tschannen-Moran and Hoy, 2002). These new scales are published in Benton-Borghi, B. H. (2006). Teaching Every Student in the 21st Century: Teacher Efficacy and Technology. Dissertation Abstracts. Section A, Volume Issue 67-07. Publisher: Proquest Information and Learning.  She has collaborated with Dr. Robert Hite, Ohio State University, and others, using the new Teachers’ Sense of Inclusion Efficacy and Collective Inclusion Efficacy scales.  

Dr. Benton-Borghi is a member of the following organizations: American Association of University Women, the American Education Research Association, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the Consortium for School Networking, the Council for Exceptional Children, the International Society for Technology in Education; and the Ohio Association of Teacher Educators.