Bart E. Bennett

Bart E. Bennett
Senior Operations Researcher; Professor of Policy Analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School


Ph.D. and M.S.E. in mathematical sciences, Johns Hopkins University; B.S. in mathematics/computer science, University of California, Los Angeles

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Bart Bennett is a senior operations researcher at the RAND Corporation and a professor of policy analysis at Pardee RAND Graduate School. With 38 years of experience performing policy-oriented analyses, he has led and conducted research in such diverse areas as military manpower, advanced technology, education and training, military operations, aircraft survivability, defense planning for both strategic and tactical forces, health care, inventory systems and production planning and scheduling. In recent years, Bennett's research has focused on senior leader development for the U.S. Air Force and the contribution of advances in sensor technologies for performing intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions.

Much of Bennett’s research has relied on large-scale simulation modeling and the analysis of computational experiments. He participated in the development of exploratory analysis as a way of handling multicriteria decision problems and better understanding large, multidimensional systems.

Bennett teaches a course in simulation at Pardee RAND, and a course on dissertaton development. He has served on 30 dissertation committees as well as the admissions committee, the reaccreditation committee, the first and second year review committee, the qualifying/preliminary exam committee, and the Faculty Committee for Curriculum and Appointments, the school's primary advisory committee.

Bennett served for five years as the manager of the Management Sciences Group at RAND, supervising operations researchers, management scientists, cost analysts, and unit administrators throughout the organization.

He received his Ph.D. in mathematical sciences from Johns Hopkins University.

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Selected Publications

The RAND Corporation, Realigning the Stars: A Methodology for Reviewing Active Component General and Flag Officer Requirements, RAND Corporation (RR-2384-OSD), 2018

Lee, Caitlin, Bart E. Bennett, Lisa M. Harrington, and Darrell D. Jones, Rare Birds: Understanding and Addressing Air Force Underrepresentation in Senior Joint Positions in the Post–Goldwater-Nichols Era, RAND Corporation (RR-2089-AF), 2017

Harrington, Lisa M., Kathleen Reedy, John A. Ausink, Bart E. Bennett, Barbara Bicksler, Darrell D. Jones, and Daniel Ibarra, Air Force Non-Rated Technical Training: Opportunities for Improving Pipeline Processes, RAND Corporation (RR-2116-AF), 2017

Manacapilli, Thomas, Alexis Bailey, Christopher Beighley, Bart E. Bennett, and Aimee Bower, Finding the Balance Between Schoolhouse and On-the-Job Training, RAND Corporation (MG-555-AF), 2007

Manacapilli, Thomas, Bart E. Bennett, A User's Guide to the Technical Training Schoolhouse Model, RAND Corporation (TR-378-AF), 2006

Manacapilli, Thomas, Bart E. Bennett, Lionel A. Galway, and Joshua Weed, Air Education and Training Command Cost and Capacity System: Implications for Organizational and Data Flow Changes, RAND Corporation (MR-1797-AF), 2004

Snyder, Don, Christian Johnson, Parousia Rockstroh, Lance Menthe, and Bart E. Bennett, Graph Theoretic Algorithms for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent Program: Prioritization and Scheduling, RAND Corporation (RR-A583-1), 2021