Lance Kyle Bennett is an Adjunct Professor of Communication at St. Edward's University. His research focuses on faculty development and organizational civility in higher education. Professor Bennett has experience working with executive leadership on issues regarding faculty development, graduate education, and shared governance. He is actively involved national and international conferences, including the National Communication Association, the International Association for Relationship Research, and the American Association for Public Opinion Research.
Adjunct Professor, St. Edward's University, 2019-Present
Ed.D., Leadership in Higher Education, St. Edward's University, Ant. 2023
MA, Communication Studies, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, 2016
BA, Communication Studies, Eastern University, 2014
AA, Communication Arts, Delware County Community College, 2012
Achievement & Involvement
Honors and Awards
John Waite Bowers Award for Outstanding Graduate Scholarship in Interpersonal Communication, Department of Communication Studies, University of Iowa, 2019
Student-Faculty Diversity Pipeline Award, American Associated for Public Opinion Research, 2019
Graduate Fellow, Graduate Institute on Engagement and the Academy, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, University of Iowa, 2019
African American Cultural Research Award, African American Studies Program, University of Iowa, 2019
Organizations, Boards and Memberships
National Communication Association
International Association for Relationship Research
American Association for Public Opinion Research
Publications & Articles
Bennett, L. K., Scruggs, X., & Woods, J. M. (2020). Surprise, hurt, and anger as emotional responses toexpectancy violations following feedback events. Communication Research Reports. doi:10.1080/08824096.2020.1737000.
Bennett, L. K., & Tikkanen, S. A. (2019). Teaching expectancy violations theory and self-disclosure through social media profile building. Communication Teacher. doi:10.10800/17404622.2019.1662070.
Gilchrist-Petty, E., & Bennett, L. K. (2019). Cross-sex best friendships and the experience and expression of jealousy within romantic relationships. Journal of Relationships Research, 10, 1-9. doi:10.1017/jrr.2019.16