Dr. Daniel Bennett

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Dr. Daniel Bennett

Dr. Daniel Bennett

Assistant Professor of Political Science

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


Dr. Daniel Bennett's research is focused on the intersection of American politics, law, and religion. He teaches many political science courses, but especially enjoys American Government and Politics, Research Methods and Design, Religion and Politics, and Constitutional Law.

Dr. Bennett received his B.A. in Political Science from George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. He worked for a year in the audit and inventory management industry before starting work on his doctorate. He earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. He recently published his first book—Defending Faith: The Politics of the Christian Conservative Legal Movement (University Press of Kansas)—and is usually juggling a handful of other projects at any given time.

Dr. Bennett and his wife, Caitlyn, have three children: Henry, Margaret, and James. They live just north of campus on a little over two acres, which is more than enough for them at this stage of life. They are members of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Siloam Springs.

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