Professor Bennett is an internationally recognized leadership development innovator. His work has been recognized by several organizations, including Becker’s Healthcare, which named him as one of the “Top African-American Leaders in Healthcare” for 2018, 2019 and 2020.
He is the author several leadership books and articles, including Prescribing Leadership in Healthcare: Curing the Challenges Facing Today’s Healthcare Leaders and the upcoming The Path to Professional Leadership: The 5-Step Process to Becoming a Better Leader. Both books are based on Professor Bennett’s insights from years of leadership research, leadership course instruction, six sigma process improvement and his personal leadership journey. It presents a unique, proven and comprehensive approach to leadership development, creating a personalized, continuously-improving leadership game plan for people at any level of the organization to follow.
He has been an adjunct professor since 2008. He has developed and taught analytics, leadership and marketing courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, both online and in the classroom.
He has taught at:
- University of Chicago (2017 to 2018)
- Northwestern University (2015 to Present)
- Judson University (2009 to Present)
- West Virginia University (2008 to 2016)
His leadership classes were rated very highly by his students. In addition to highly rated individual classes, his leadership classes were rated higher than the other leadership classes taught at the school. In fact, they were rated higher than all other courses taught at the school during the same term.
In addition to teaching organizational leadership courses, he has mentored a number of students from healthcare, business, law enforcement, retail and hospitality industries.