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The University of Texas at San Antonio
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Business Building 4.04.29
Tel: (210) 458-7525
Fax: (210) 458-4308
Tuesday & Thursday: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
And by appointment.
MGT 3003, Business Communication & Professional Development
About Dr. Bennie Wilson
Dr. Wilson is Director of the Online Writing Laboratory, and senior lecturer in management at the College of Business at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). He has served as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies at the college. A native of San Antonio, Texas, he previously served 30 years in the U.S. Air Force, culminating his military career in the rank of colonel.
Dr. Wilson earned his doctorate in education administration at Auburn University, his MBA at the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Rochester, and his Bachelor's degree in business at San Jose State University. He completed advanced study in national security management at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is also a graduate of the National War College, the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and the Air Command and Staff College. He has been a Senior Research Fellow at the National Defense University. He holds certification as Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Society for Human Resource Management, certification in corporate training management from San Antonio College, and lifetime community college credentials as chief administrative officer, supervisor, and instructor from the State of California. He completed the City of San Antonio Leadership Institute Course and graduated from Leadership San Antonio, sponsored by the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Prior to joining the leadership team at the University of Texas at San Antonio, 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 as 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 and Deputy Base Commander and On-scene Commander at Edwards Air Force Base, California; Vice Commander of the United States Military Entrance Processing Command; and Director of Human Resources for all U.S. Armed Forces in the Republic of Korea. His final Air Force assignments included serving as Dean of Civilian Institution Programs, and as Vice Commandant and Interim Commandant of the Air Force Institute of Technology.
In addition to being a member of the UTSA faculty Dr. Wilson has taught as 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.
His awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Department of the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal with two 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 is a member of the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of South Texas, serving as chairman of its programs and volunteers committee and serving on its executive board. He previously served on the Scholarship Committee of the San Antonio Area Foundation, the Board of Directors of the Northwest Area Business Council of the Greater Chamber of Commerce of San Antonio, the Board of Directors of Alamo WorkSource Development, and on three City boards: The San Antonio Commission on Literacy, on which he served as chairman, the Board of Trustees of the Housing Trust Fund, the Citizen Advisory Action Board for the San Antonio Police Department, and the Board of Directors of the Estates at Champions Run Homeowners Association. He served as a member of the San Antonio Human Resource Management Association, the American Legion, the Phi Delta Kappa society of educators, Mensa, the Omega Psi Phi fraternity, the United States Golf Teachers Federation, the Minority Junior Golf Scholarship Association, and the National Minority Golf Foundation.
Dr. Wilson also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Black Issues Book Review and he has written and edited numerous books, journal, and other articles on leadership, managerial, military, and academic issues, including editing the book The Guard and Reserve in the Total Force. Some of his other published works he authored or coauthored include "The Impact of Age, Gender, Race, and Socioeconomic Indicators of Perceptions of Accepting Racially Diverse Members in the Family,: in World Journal of Social Science Research; "Encouraging Future Helping Behaviors: The Role of Student-Faculty Relationships in Higher Education Marketing," in Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, "Start-Up Versus Acquisition: Making the Right Diversification Mode Choice," in Global Focus; The Guard and Reserve in the Total Force; "What Pre-trained Individual Manpower is and How to Improve Its Management," in The Anthropo Factor in Warfare: Conscripts, Volunteers and Reserves; "Individual Ready Reserves Availability: A Matter of Motivation," in Reserve Manpower, Personnel, and Training Research; and "Effects of Faculty Unions on Administrators' Attitudes Toward Issues in Higher Education," in the Journal of Collective Negotiations. He has also written on contemporary social issues, including "Education's First Imperative," in Black Issues in Higher Education; and "Commentary: Institutional Racism," in the Air Force Times. He has been an opinion columnist for the San Antonio Express-News.
Dr. Wilson is married to Karen (Paul) Wilson. They have two daughters, Benét Wilson and Claressa Wilson; and granddaughters Claressa Dionne Wilson-Wright and Giavanni Olivia Wilson. Dr. Wilson's late mother, Claressa (Deary) Wilson, was a native of Smithville, Texas, and an educator. His late father, Bennie J. Wilson, Jr., was born in San Antonio and was a career Air Force officer and a branch manager for the Bank of America. His brother, Charles Wilson, also a San Antonio native, is a retired physician and resides in Virginia.
(Current as of January 2016)
"There are no problems; there are merely undiscovered solutions." (Bennie Wilson)
"If you enable someone to give less than their best, both of you lose." (Unknown)
"Wherever you are, be . . . there." (Jim Elliot)