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  • John Bennett, Ph.D., J.D.

  • Visiting Asst Prof
  • Ph.D., Loyola University - Chicago, 1994
  • Biological Sciences
  • (262) 595-2410
  • bennettj@uwp.edu
Biography
John Bennett has a background that highlights his great appreciation of higher education. After receiving a double major in Biology and Chemistry from UW - Stevens Point, he earned his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Loyola University Chicago where his work focused on DNA tumor viruses and Hodgkin's lymphoma. He continued his research as a post-doctoral fellow at Northwestern University and was awarded and NIH grant to study the DNA tumor virus SV40. John used his background to teach Biology at the university level. John went back to school to earn a law degree at Marquette University. He focused on healthcare law and policy. During his internship at the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin he assisted people with HIV though their unique legal issues. John earned Pro Bono honors for his work. After graduation he practiced law with an emphasis on clients who needed legal support associated with healthcare crisis. He continued teaching at the university level throughout this period and returned to full time teaching.
Teaching, Research/Creative & Consulting Interests

Teaching Interests

John Bennett teaches Biology at all ranges from from introductory level to advanced. His areas of expertise are in Microbiology where he is excited about subjects related to pathogens. John looks to identify learning obstacles that cause students to struggle. Following this perspective, John has worked to help students who have difficulty with math develop some comfort while addressing biological topics that require quantitative and arithmatic components.

Research Interests

John Bennett does not have any active research. In his most recent project he assisted a student in developing a study in Milwaukee County involving law and healthcare. The project addressed developing policy regarding health care options for people who suffer from dementia and lapse into a behavioral crisis.

Consulting Interests

Key Service Activities

College Service

: Program Coordinator -

University Service

: Program Organizer - Mentoring program for underemployed people

Professional Service

: Other - Marquette University High School - Science Olympiad
Courses Taught

Spring 2018

BIOS 101 BIOSCIENCE
BIOS 101 BIOSCIENCE
BIOS 101 BIOSCIENCE

Fall 2017

BIOS 101 BIOSCIENCE
BIOS 100 NATURE OF LIFE
BIOS 351 VIROLOGY

Spring 2015

HIMT 360 HC II:SURVEY DISEASE/TREATMNTS

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