Dr. Sylvia Kathleen Bennett
Dr. Sylvia Kathleen BennettLecturerFinance and Management Information Systems
With a broad-ranging professional background spanning 30 years, Sylvia Bennett joined the faculty of MDCOB in July 2017 after retiring from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas with 16 plus years of service. At the Dallas Fed, Sylvia was the Lead Auditor responsible for supervising audits and developing economic risk assessments for several Federal Reserve functions, including Economic Research, Monetary Policy, Statistical Reporting and Bank Supervision and Regulation. During her tenure with the Federal Reserve System Sylvia was the leader of System-wide Audit Competency Centers for the following functions Economic Research, Statistical Reporting, Reserves Management and Credit Risk Management. In this leadership capacity, Sylvia directed activities of audit representatives from the 12 Federal Reserve Banks and the Board of Governors.
Prior to joining the Federal Reserve, Sylvia was an Economist for ExxonMobil Corporation where she was responsible for developing economic analyses to support Exxon's interest on various litigations. Sylvia's background also includes a stint as Revenue Estimating Specialist for the Texas State Comptroller's Office, where she had responsibility for estimating revenues from the hotel occupancy tax and the state franchise tax. Sylvia has held adjunct teaching positions at Texas Southern University, Houston Community College, Houston Baptist University and Trinity University (San Antonio).
Ph.D., Rice University, Houston
M.A, Rice University, Houston
BA, Rice University, Houston
Major Managerial Studies
Minors Legal Studies
Communication for Finance
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Certified Financial Services Auditor
Certified Internal Auditor
Certified Information Systems Auditor
Certification in Risk Management