Nate Bennett, Ph.D., is a professor of management and the faculty director of the EMBA program with the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. He joined the faculty of the Robinson College in the summer of 2012, after serving from 1999 to 2012 as the Catherine W. and Edwin A. Wahlen Professor of Management, as well as in a number of leadership roles, at Georgia Tech.


He has published in many widely read resources for managers including the Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, and  He is co-author of two books, “Riding Shotgun: The Role of the COO” and “Your Career Game:  How Game Theory Can Help You Achieve Your Professional Goals.”  Both are books published by Stanford University Press.  Additionally, his research has been published in the Academy of Management Review, the Academy of Management Journal, and the Journal of Applied Psychology, as well as other academic outlets.


His current research interests involve leaders in entrepreneurial firms, change and innovation, top management team effectiveness and leadership transitions.