Julie Benesh

Julie Benesh

Program Director/Department Chair
  • Assistant Professor
    Organizational Leadership

  • The Chicago School Chicago
    The Chicago School Online
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Online)
Office Location
Office Phone
On-campus Ext.

Julie Benesh, PhD, MFA, SPHR has consulted to various industries for over 20 years simultaneously spending more than a decade leading an OD function in an academic medical center where she developed organizational leaders, talent, systems, and teams to support culture change and associated financial turnaround, infrastructure transformation, stakeholder satisfaction, and employee engagement. Prior to entering the healthcare industry Julie held a senior management position with a Chicago social service agency and worked as an educational researcher at the University of Illinois. She has taught at DePaul University, Northeastern Illinois University, Rush University, and Robert Morris. She holds a certificate in organizational interventions from the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland.

  • PhD, MA Human and Organizational Systems, Fielding Graduate University
  • MFA, Creative Writing- Fiction, Warren Wilson College
  • MS, Management & Organizational Behavior, Benedictine University
  • BA, English Washington University in St. Louis
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
Areas Of Expertise

Community Involvement

  • Program Chair, ODN/C (Chicago Regional Organizational Development Network)

Teaching Philosophy

I have great enthusiasm for online learning as it allows time to reflect upon, extend, and assimilate knowledge and prepares students to be effective practitioners and leaders of virtual teams.