Fraser Bennett, Ph.D.

Language Program Training Director


  • Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1995)
  • M.A. in Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  (1988)
  • A.B. (magna cum laude) in Linguistics, Duke University, Durham, NC  (1986)

Current Position

Language Program Training Director

Other experience

  • Language Program Training Director, SIL International (2006 - )
  • Staff researcher, SIL International Academic Affairs Section (2003-2006)
  • Lecturer and department head, Payap University Linguistics Department (2001-2002)
  • Lecturer, Payap University Linguistics Department (2000-2001)
  • Staff instructor, Texas SIL and Graduate Institute of Applied Lingusitics, Dallas, Texas, USA; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Linguistics, University of Texas at Arlington (1996-1999)


  • The Siam Society
  • ΦΒΚ, Duke University (Beta of North Carolina)
  • ΦΚΦ, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Interests

Distance learning, competency analysis, information system architecture, phonological theory, Tibeto-Burman and Tai linguistics, computer typography for non-Roman scripts of Southeast Asia

Field research experience

Field research on Central Karen languages, Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand (under the auspices of the National Research Council of Thailand) (1991-1992)


United States