Becky Bennett is the Chair of the Department of Management and a Professor of Management in the College of Business at the University of Central Florida. She studies the “dark side” of organizational behavior (employee deviance) with an increasing interest in organizational insider threats to cyber security. Her seminal work on employee deviance has been sited nearly 10,000 times. She serves on several editorial boards and has edited a book on high performance supervision. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic (SPAWAR) and the Special Security Center (SSC) in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence invited her to present to a focus group on the security clearance process and finding insider threats.
Dr. Bennett is a fellow of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the Association for Psychological Sciences. Prior to joining the faculty at UCF, Bennett served on the faculty at the University of Toledo, where she was also the Associate Director for the Family Business Center, and at Louisiana Tech University, where she served as Department Chair and as Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research. She has been a visiting scholar at the National University of Singapore, the University of Queensland (Australia) and Otago University in Dunedin, New Zealand. She also has given invited presentations at the Rotterdam School of Management, Griffin University (Australia); the National University of Australia, in Canberra; emlyon Business School in Lyon, France; and Kuhne Logistics University in Hamburg, Germany. She received her B.S. in Psychology (cum laude) from Washington University in St. Louis and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.