Joe Bennett is vice president for operations in global strategy and innovation at Berklee. In this role, he leads and coordinates strategic projects relating to curriculum research, copyright, technologies including virtual and augmented reality, and the development of Berklee’s global programs. Bennett has written more than 30 music tuition books, and his compositions for music education are performed by students all over the world. His academic research focuses on the creative practice and psychology of songwriters. As an expert witness forensic musicologist, Bennett advises music lawyers, publishers, artists, and songwriters on matters of plagiarism and musical similarity. Prior to coming to Boston, he was the dean of music and performing arts, and professor of popular music at Bath Spa University in Bath, England. He holds a Ph.D. in music from the University of Surrey and a National Teaching Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy.