Dr. Daniel Bennett

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Dr. Daniel Bennett

Dr. Daniel Bennett

Department Chair, Political Science
Associate Professor of Political Science
Assistant Director of Center for Faith and Flourishing

Ph.D., Southern Illinois University
B.A., George Fox University


Dr. Daniel Bennett is an expert on the intersection of law, politics, and religion in the United States. He is the author of Defending Faith: The Politics of the Christian Conservative Legal Movement, and has written academic articles and book chapters on political behavior, legal advocacy, and the federal courts. He has been interviewed about his research in The Washington PostThe Wall Street Journal, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and Associated Press, among others.

In addition to his academic writing, Dr. Bennett has also written for The Gospel Coalition, Religion and Politics, The Monkey Cage, and Front Porch Republic. He is a founding contributor to the academic blog Religion in Public, and is serving a two-year term as president of Christians in Political Science.

Dr. Bennett teaches many classes in the political science curriculum at JBU. He especially enjoys American Government and Politics, Religion and Politics, Research Methods and Design, and Constitutional Law. He also teaches courses for JBU's Honors Scholars Program, oversees student research, acts as the university's pre-law adviser, and supervises the university's Model United Nations team.

Dr. Bennett and his wife, Caitlyn, have three children: Henry, Margaret, and James. They live just north of campus on two acres, where they are raising several chickens. They are members of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Siloam Springs.


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