Jen Bennett

Assistant Professor

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Communication and Theatre




Dr. Jen Bennett is a driven visionary communicator who has a unique way of connecting with her audience. She enjoys teaching, leading, and building and is committed to helping others be successful. As the Hodson Endowed Faculty of Entrepreneurship at Indiana Wesleyan University, Jen equips college students to “seek the welfare of the city” through their entrepreneurial ventures and to lead with influence to impact culture for Christ. Jen provides students with real-world opportunities that help launch them into their vocational callings.

Jen has consulted various entrepreneurs, small business owners, ministries, organizations, and college students in social media, personal branding, marketing, and public relations. Jen was named as one of 65 Women in Digital You Should Be Following. In 2019 she was 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. In April of 2021, Jen launched the She Impacts Culture podcast, a podcast for trailblazing, faith-based women who want to lead with influence and impact culture for Christ through their work. 

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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