John R. Bennett, DPA

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John R. bennett

John R. Bennett

CONTACT

Email: jobennett@valdosta.edu
Phone: 912-655-1637
Office: 35 Barnard St., Suite 300, Savannah GA 31401
On-campus Meetings: By appointment

EDUCATION

BA, English, Valdosta State College (1990)
MS, Higher Education, Florida State University (1993)
MA, Historic Preservation, Savannah College of Art and Design (2007)
Doctor of Public Administration, Valdosta State University (2012)

TEACHING

Bennett teaches in the Public Administration and Organizational Leadership programs at Valdosta State.

Courses

PADM 7110 Information Management
PADM  7360 Planning and Implementing E-Government
PADM 7190/MLIS 7998 Web Programming: Content Management and Strategy
POLS 4860 Website Administration Strategy, Planning and Evaluation

AREAS OF ACADEMIC INTEREST/RESEARCH

  • Social Media
  • Historic Preservation
  • Active Transportation
  • Traffic Safety
  • Sustainable Communities

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Merwin, Gerald A., J. Scott McDonald, Keith A. Merwin, Maureen McDonald and John R. Bennett. “Local Governments and Social Networking: Do You Speak Our Language?” in Public Service, Governance and Web 2.0 Technologies: Future Trends in Social Media. IGI Global, 2012. 84-98

PROFESSIONAL/ACADEMIC AFFILIATIONS

American Society for Public Administration
Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
Georgia Political Science Association

RECENT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

“Play Streets: Creating Opportunities to Enjoy Public Space,” Georgia Bike Summit, Oct. 24, 2014, Columbus, GA

“Historic Savannah: A Bicycle-Friendly City for the 21st Century,” National Preservation Conference, Nov. 11, 2014, Savannah GA