Dr. Bennie Wilson is senior lecturer of management at The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business. He holds an Ed.D. in higher education administration, an MBA from the William S. Simon Graduate School of Management, Auburn University, and a B.S. (with honors) in management from San Jose State University. He is also a graduate of The National War College; an alum of Harvard University, having completed the Senior Officials in National Security program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government; and a Senior Research Fellow at The National Defense University. Additionally, he has taught as a visiting lecturer in graduate management at George Mason University; as adjunct professor in management at Park College; and as adjunct instructor in business and management at the University of Maryland and at Chapman College. He formerly served at associate dean of undergraduate studies at the UTSA College of Business. Dr. Wilson currently teaches MGT 3003, Business Communication and Profession Development, a course designed to prepare undergraduate business students for success in the real world of business. He is the director of the online writing lab for the Department of Management and director of student learning assessment for the College of Business.
Prior to joining the team at UTSA, Dr. Wilson served as general manager and director of training at the San Antonio office of Lucent Technologies Services Co., Inc. Before joining Lucent, Dr. Wilson was director of human resource development and assistant director of human resources at San Antonio State Hospital. Prior to serving in these positions he served on active military duty as a U. S. Air Force officer in various leadership positions in the United States, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Korea. He was director of education services at the Air Force's Air University; director of personnel, deputy base commander, and on-scene commander for Space Shuttle Operations at Edwards Air Force Base, California; vice commander of the United States Military Entrance Processing Command; and director of human resources and administration for all U.S. Armed Forces in the Republic of Korea. His final Air Force assignments included dean of civilian institution programs, and vice commandant and interim commandant of the Air Force Institute of Technology, retiring at the grade of colonel after over 30 years of service.
His awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with one oak leaf cluster, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Department of the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Air Force Achievement Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, and the Republic of Korea Order of National Security Merit. He is listed in Who’s Who in America, in Who's Who in American Education, in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, in Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, and in Outstanding Young Men in America.
Dr. Wilson’s current professional, civic, and university activities include serving on the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of South Texas, chairing the College of Business Undergraduate Programs Committee, serving as a member of the UTSA Faculty Senate and the UTSA Black Faculty and Staff Association. He is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Black Issues Book Review and is a reviewer for the Journal of Business Communication. He is also an opinion columnist for the San Antonio Express-News.
"The Key to Effective Organizational Development in Times of Socioeconomic Stress: A Case Focusing on Leadership Responses to Communication Challenges," with John Darling and Victor Heller, European Business Review, Vol. 24, No. 3, 2012.
“Effective Management Communication and Team-Building: A Case Focusing on a Key to Enhancement in a Sales Organization,” with John Darling and Victor Heller, Journal of Business Communication, 2010.
“Encouraging Future Helping Behaviors: The Role of Student-Faculty Relationships in Higher Education Marketing,” with Dennis B. Arnett and C. Michael Wittmann, Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, Vol. 13, No. 1/2, (2003): pp. 127–157 .
“Start-Up Versus Acquisition: Making the Right Diversification Mode Choice,” with Keith D. Brouthers and Lance Eliot Brouthers, Global Focus, Vol. 13, No. 1, (2001): pp. 27–35.
“What Pretrained Individual Manpower Is and How to Improve Its Management,” with James R. Engelage, in The Anthropo Factor in Warfare: Conscripts, Volunteers, and Reserves by Lee Austin (ed.). Mobilization Concepts Development Center, National Defense University, 1987.
The Guard and Reserve in the Total Force. The National University Press, 1985.
“Pre-trained Individual Manpower: Albatross or Phoenix?” with James R. Engelage, in The Guard and Reserve in the Total Force. The National University Press, 1985.
“Equipping the Total Force: The Continuing Dialog,” with Wilfred L. Ebel, in The Guard and Reserve in the Total Force. The National University Press, 1985.
“Mobilizing Guard and Reserve Forces,” with James L. Gould, in The Guard and Reserve in the Total Force. The National University Press, 1985.
“Effects of Faculty Unions on Administrators’ Attitudes Toward Issues in Higher Education,” with William H. Holley and John S. Martin, Journal of Collective Negotiations in the Public Sector, Vol. 12(3), (1983): pp. 231–242.