After receiving recognition as a Media Studies Specialist from Monmouth University in New Jersey, Professor Bennett went on to receive of Master of Arts in Corporate and Public Communication and proceeded to teach Mass Media, Professional Communication, and Public Speaking at various area universities.
Then, at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA, Bennett garnered a Doctor of Philosophy in Communication with a focused research agenda in rhetorical studies and the intersection of new media and interpersonal relationship development. Her present research continues in the same vein, focusing on global media and the social issues raised by the emergence of an increasingly digital environment.
Presently teaching interpersonal communication, nonverbal communication, advanced rhetorical studies, communication ethics, and a variety of media studies courses at Palm Beach Atlantic University, Dr. Bennett is a seasoned journalist and communication consultant. Her professional experiences include extensive work as a feature writer, columnist, music reviewer, and reporter. Working as a contributing editor for many global media outlets, including Focus on the Family publications, CCM magazine and the Gannett family of newspapers [parent company of USA Today], as well as host of a weekly radio show (the Saturday Morning Sanctuary), Dr. Bennett’s broad range of experience in media includes work as a communications consultant in various corporate settings, including internal employee training, public relations, marketing and artist development. Her work in vocal performance includes numerous industrial videos, public service announcements and television commercials that can be heard throughout Florida and in the New York metropolitan area.
Currently, Dr. Bennett is Director of Communication for the Media Ecology Association, Division Chair of Communication Studies for the Religious Communication Association, a member of the National Communication Association and a member of the International Jacques Ellul Society. When she isn’t teaching, Dr. Bennett enjoys playing tennis, writing songs and sharing life with students, family and friends. With the release of her first original music project in 2005, “Toward the Lamb,” Dr. Bennett brings her love of music and writing together with a heart to inspire personal growth. Married to her musician/drummer husband, Earl, since 1983, she is the mother of three grown children and grandmother of two.