Jen Bennett

Assistant Professor

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Communication and Theatre


Strategic Communication


As a Strategic Communication higher education leader who enjoys teaching, leading, and building, Dr. Bennett’s passion is to empower and encourage college students to build strong foundations that will help them stand out in the marketplace. Dr. Bennett’s teaching philosophy centers on giving students opportunities for practical learning and application through authentic experiences.

Dr. Bennett has had the opportunity to train and work with a recognized Forbes Top 10 Social Media Influencer. Additionally, she has taught and trained a variety of entrepreneurs, small business owners, ministries, organizations, and college students on social media, marketing, and public relations. Dr. Bennett was recently chosen as one of 55 social media influencers (out of 700 applicants) to attend #NASASocial for the Falcon Heavy Rocket Launch. She is also the author of the book, “#BeWorthFollowing: How to be Different and Influence People in a Crowded Social World.”

Why did you decide to teach at IWU?

If I’m honest, I never imagined myself living in the Midwest. As a Florida born and raised gal, I was convinced that I would spend my days soaking up the heat of the sun. Needless to say, when I arrived on the campus of IWU, I knew that this was where I was supposed to be. Christian Higher Education is my calling and having the opportunity to teach and lead at a Christian University that is known for Scholarship, Character, and leadership is where I belong.


Traveling, photography, writing, reading, being outdoors.

Advice for a prospective student:

Stay curious. Don’t be afraid to take risks. Don’t let fear stop you from living the adventure that God has for you! It’s in those moments of stepping out of your comfort zone that God does His best work! The Lord your God will be with you wherever you go!


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