Patrick A. Bennett, Ed.D., MBA, PMP

Vice President, International Institute for Innovative Instruction & Dean, School of Education

As Vice President and Dean of the International Institute for Innovative Instruction, Dr. Bennett leads a diverse team of faculty and staff dedicated to improving learning.  The Institute unites the university's curriculum design capabilities with teaching and learning assessment in order to develop and deliver successful educational solutions.  Dr. Bennett works closely with Franklin’s Centers of Excellence to assist in the development and implementation of high-quality learning solutions for Franklin and external partners.  Clients include universities (domestic and international), Fortune 100 corporations, and governmental entities.

In addition, Dr. Bennett leads operations for Franklin University’s Global Programs division.  In this role, he is responsible for the implementation and management of Global Partnerships.

Dr. Bennett has over 17 years of experience in higher education and provides executive leadership and management for projects that are mission critical to the university’s strategic objectives and worldwide partnerships. 

Dr. Bennett has a B.S. in Information Technology, an MBA with a concentration in Financial Leadership from Franklin University, and a Doctor of Education in Interdisciplinary Leadership from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Bennett is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a certified Quality Matters peer reviewer.