Known as “The Encouragement Doctor,” Dr. Herb Sennett is also a Writer, Film Director, Speaker, and Exec. V.P. of Florida Writers Association.
His teaching career spans nearly 40 years and includes instruction in English, speech and drama, theater arts, and speech communications. Since his retirement in 2016, Dr. Sennett stays busy writing, speaking, serving on the boards of several non-profits, and offering encouragement and expertise to those in need.
HERB’S BACKGROUND AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Author and public speaker living in South Florida, USA
Retired college professor of theatrical and communication arts.
Former screenwriting teacher and filmmaker
Retired army reserves chaplain (rank of Lieutenant Colonel).
Active member of Toastmasters International, The Military Officers Association of America, and The American Legion.
Doctor of Philosophy, Louisiana State University (Major: Theater; Minor: Speech)
Doctor of Ministry, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Major: Christian Ministry)
Master of Fine Arts, Florida Atlantic University, (Major: Acting and Directing)
Master of Divinity, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Major: Christian Ministry)
Master of Arts, University of Memphis (Major: Speech and Oral Interpretation)
Bachelor of Science in Education, Arkansas State University (Major: Speech Education)
Adjunct Professor, Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth, FL (2003-2016)
Adjunct Professor, Broward College, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (2004-2016)
Screenwriting teacher, Miami and Palm Beach Film Schools (2004-2011)
Chaplain, U.S. Army Reserves (1983-2004) retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Associate Professor, Southeastern University, Lakeland, FL (2001-2003)
Associate Prof. and Dept. Coordinator, Louisiana College, Pineville, LA (1996-2001)
Assistant Prof. and Dept. Chair, Palm Beach Atlantic University, WPB, FL (1985-1996)
Senior Pastor, Trinity Baptist Church, Searcy, Arkansas (1983-1985)
Founding Pastor, Dublin Baptist Church, Dublin, Ohio (1979-1983)
Instructor of Theater, Jefferson Community College, Louisville, Kentucky (1978-1979)
English and Speech Teacher, Augusta High School, Augusta, Arkansas (1973-1977)
Infantry Officer, U.S. Army Reserves (1968-1976) – Two years active duty (1968-1970) and decorated combat veteran of the Vietnam War.