Dr. Herb Sennett – The Encouragement Doctor on Finding JOY in Purpose

Episode Summary

Known as “The Encouragement Doctor,” Dr. Herb Sennett is also a Writer, Film Director, Speaker, and Exec. V.P. of Florida Writers Association.

Episode Notes

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.


Professional Standing
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.

Educational Background
Doctor of PhilosophyLouisiana State University (Major: Theater; Minor: Speech)
Doctor of MinistryMidwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Major: Christian Ministry)
Master of Fine ArtsFlorida Atlantic University, (Major: Acting and Directing)
Master of DivinitySouthern Baptist Theological Seminary (Major: Christian Ministry)
Master of ArtsUniversity of Memphis (Major: Speech and Oral Interpretation)
Bachelor of Science in EducationArkansas State University (Major: Speech Education)

Previous Experience
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.

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