William Carey University
Apr 17, 2018
Dr. Ben Burnett
William Carey University

Dr. Ben Burnett is the Dean of the School of Education and the Acting Dean of The Donald and Frances Winters School of Music and Ministry Studies. He began his tenure as Dean of the William Carey University School of Education in 2014.  His service to the field of education began in 1986 and since that time he has worked with the students of south Mississippi as a band director, middle school principal, and superintendent.  Dr. Burnett is a faculty member in the William Carey School of Education where he teaches School Law and Data-Driven Decision Making. He also serves as the Executive Director for the Program for Research and Evaluation of Public Schools (PREPS), a state-wide non-profit consortium of public schools in Mississippi.  He has been married to Denice Burnett, a retired special education director, for 27 years.  They have one son, Lane, who is a student at William Carey University.  He is an active member of Willow Pointe Baptist Church where he serves as an Elder, Small Group Facilitator and drummer for the praise band.