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John Bennett, PhD

Associate Professor, School of Business

Areas of Expertise:

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management
  • Strategy
  • International Business
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Project Management
  • Business Ethics
  • Health Care Ethics



  • Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership, Major in Entrepreneurial Leadership, Regent University
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Healthcare Ethics (in progress), Duquesne University
  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Leadership, Regent University
  • Certificate in Project Management, Martinsburg College
  • Master of Science, Duquesne University
  • Bachelor of Science, Duquesne University



  • Person-Entrepreneurial Leadership Fitness Instrument (PELFI): Development and Validation of Theoretical Process Based Measure.


Professional Credentials:

  • Professional Development and Course Certificates: Army Medical Department, Army Logistics University, Defense Acquisition University,
  • Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Certifications: Life Cycle Logistics, Systems Engineering, Program Management, Science and Technology Management, Program Systems
  • Certificates, Talent Smart’s Emotional Intelligence Program: Mastering Emotional Intelligence Level One and Two
  • Certificate, Association of Supply Chain Management/American Production and Inventory Control Society, Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Learning System
  • Certificate, University of Florida Center for Entrepreneurship Excellence: The Experiential Classroom - Becoming a Great Entrepreneurship Educator
  • Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative Certificates: Dissertation Chairman, IRB Chairman, IRB Member, Conflict of Interest
  • Professional Development Certificates in Teaching, Pedagogy, and Andragogy


Selected Professional Experience:

  • Founder, President, and Consultant – Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership Excellence
  • US Army Commissioned Officer (Ordnance, Logistics, Acquisitions, Medical Service Corps – Research Psychology)
  • Fellowship in Health Services and Operations Management Research, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Fellowship in Public Health Research, Department of Defense
  • Over five years of experience as a full-time faculty member on three continents
  • Over 20 years of experience in technical and leadership positions in the government, military, research and development, manufacturing, healthcare, and higher education industries