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Patrick Bennett, Ed.D., MBA, PMP

Vice President, Academic Quality & Planning and Dean, School of Education

patrick.bennett@franklin.edu

Profile

As Vice President for Academic Quality and Planning, Dr. Bennett leads a diverse team of faculty and staff dedicated to improving teaching and learning. By working closely with Franklin's Centers of Excellence, Dr. Bennett assists in the development and implementation of high-quality learning solutions for Franklin University and external partners, including universities (domestic and international), Fortune 100 corporations, and governmental entities.

As Dean, Dr. Bennett leads the School of Education, which is a community leader in the preparation of educators who welcome all learners, expect high outcomes, and inspire greatness from all students.

Dr. Bennett has nearly 20 years of experience in higher education, elevating his roles and responsibilities throughout his career. He provides executive leadership and management for projects that are mission-critical to the university's strategic objectives and worldwide partnerships, including overseeing Franklin University's $3M Title III grant. In addition, Dr. Bennett teaches at the doctoral level and serves as lead faculty for the higher education focus within Franklin's Doctor of Education program.

Dr. Bennett has a B.S. in Information Technology, an MBA with a concentration in Financial Leadership and a Doctor of Education in Interdisciplinary Leadership from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a certified Quality Matters peer reviewer, author, and speaker on higher education and technology-enhanced teaching and learning.

Education

2018
Creighton University (Omaha, Nebraska)
Doctor of Education, Interdisciplinary Leadership
2006
Franklin University (Columbus, Ohio)
Master of Business Administration, Business
2005
Franklin University (Columbus, Ohio)
Bachelor of Science, Information Technology

Certifications

2021
Accelerated K-12 Reviewer Course for Higher Education, Quality Matters
2019
CITI Program Course, CITI, Expiration Date: 2022
2015
Applying the QM Rubric - (APPQMR), Quality Matters
2015
Peer Reviewer Course (PRC), Quality Matters
2006
Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute, Expiration Date: 2022

Work Experience

2019 - Present
Franklin University, Vice President, Academic Quality & Planning and Dean, School of Education
2019 - 2019
Franklin University, Vice President and Dean of the International Institute for Innovative Instruction
2017 - 2019
Franklin University, Vice President, International Institute for Innovative Instruction & Global Operations
2016 - 2017
Franklin University, Vice President of Operations, Global Programs & Co-Executive Director of i4
2014 - 2016
Franklin University, VP of Operations, FULS
2013 - 2014
Franklin University, VP, Franklin Learning Solutions
2012 - 2013
Franklin University, Executive Director, Planning and University Services
2009 - 2012
Franklin University, Executive Director, Campus Services
2007 - 2016
Franklin University, Adjunct Faculty
2006 - 2009
Franklin University, Director of Project Management Office
2005 - 2006
Franklin University, Lead Project Manager
2004 - 2005
Franklin University, Project Manager
2003 - 2004
Franklin University, Web Technician + System Analyst
2002 - 2003
Franklin University, Help Desk Technician
2001 - 2002
Franklin University, Tutor
2000 - 2003
I.A. Systems, Principal, Pickerington, Ohio

Publications & Presentations

Bennett, P., & Wanstreet, C. (2020, Feb. 26). Holistic Student Support: Research-Inspired Practice. Inspiring Practices for Student Success, Columbus Ohio.
Bennett, P., & Gardner, J. (2020, Aug. 12). Learning through COVID-19: The Potential Positive Effects of Distancing. GradLeaders Webinar, Online.
Bennett, P., & Bennett Ed.D., MBA, PMP, P. (2019, Feb. 26). Holistic Student Support: Research-Inspired Practice. Gardner Institute, Inspiring Practices for Student Success, Columbus Ohio.
Bennett, P. (2018, Mar. 31). Open Education Resources and E-course Resources. State of the State, Westerville, Ohio.
Bennett, P. (2018, Jan. 31). Paradox Leadership Approaches. Erasmus + Visiting Scholar, Torun, Poland.
Bennett, P. (2018, Dec. 31). eLearning Programs & e-resources. International Visitor Leadership Program, Columbus, Ohio.
Bennett, P. (2016, Oct. 31). Leadership in Technology-Enhanced Transnational Tertiary Education: A Case Study. Learning Showcase, Columbus, Ohio.
Bennett, P. (2015, Jun. 30). Best Practices in Administering eLearning Programs. U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Columbus, Ohio.
Bennett, P. (2015, Apr. 30). Technology in Education: Driving to Partnership with Learners, International Visitor Leadership Program. U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Columbus, Ohio.
Bennett, P. (2014, Apr. 30). Technology in Education: Driving to Partnership with Learners. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Bennett, P. (2013, May. 31). Project Leadership. San Salvador, El Salvador.
Bennett, P. (2013, Nov. 30). Transforming Higher Education: Integrating Theory, Practice & Technology in Teaching and Learning. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Bennett, P. (2013, May. 31). Project Leadership. Guatemala City, Guatemala.
Bennett, P. (2011, Oct. 31). Franklin University's Success Story. Campus Technology Webcast.
Bennett, P. (2011, Mar. 31). Theoretical Systems Approaches to Project Portfolio Management. TeamDynamixHE Advisory Council Annual meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Bennett, P. (2010, Jul. 31). IT Project Portfolio Governance. Campus Technology Conference, Boston, MA.
Bennett, P. (2009, Mar. 31). Project Portfolio Management in Higher Education. It's not all about the Money. Educause Midwest Conference, Chicago, IL.
Bennett, P. (2007, Oct. 31). Document Imaging and Financial Aid: Leveraging Your Enterprise Resource Planning System to Maximize Business Effectiveness. Hershey EDU Conference, Adelphi, MD.
Bennett, P. (2006). Personal Access to Leadership. Leadership Lessons. Franklin University.

Professional Service

2018
Faculty Advisor
Franklin University
(Columbus, Ohio)
2017
Project Director
Title III Grant
(Columbus, Ohio)
2016
Board Member
Metro Early College High School
(Columbus, Ohio)
2016
Committee Member
Academic Council
2012
Chairperson
Furniture Bank of Central Ohio
(Columbus, Ohio)
2010
Committee Member
President's Staff
2004
Committee Chair
Self-Study Steering Committee, Sub-Committee Criterion 3
(Columbus, Ohio) End Date: 2008