Dr. Daniel Bennett

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Dr. Daniel Bennett

Dr. Daniel Bennett

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 holds degrees in political science from George Fox University (B.A.) and Southern Illinois University (Ph.D.). He is the author of Defending Faith: The Politics of the Christian Conservative Legal Movement (University Press of Kansas), and has written articles and book chapters on politics, law, and religion in the United States. He has been interviewed about his research in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press, and more. 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.

As the department head, Dr. Bennett teaches many classes in the political science curriculum at JBU. He especially enjoys teaching American Government and Politics, Religion and Politics, Research Methods and Design, and Constitutional Law. He also teaches courses for JBU's renowned 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, which they enjoy maintaining together. They are members of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Siloam Springs.

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