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Department of Writing and Rhetoric

O'Dowd Hall, Room 378
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2746
fax: (248) 370-2748

Benjamin Bennett-Carpenter

Ben Bennett-Carpenter
Special Lecturer
Office: 378 O'Dowd Hall
Phone: (248) 854-8340
Email: bennettc@oakland.edu

Biography

Ben Bennett-Carpenter has taught at OU since 2005, including courses in Writing and Rhetoric, Liberal Studies, and the Honors College.  Bennett-Carpenter is the author of two books and several journal articles including in the Journal of Communication and Religion, the journal Mortality: Promoting the Interdisciplinary Study of Death and Dying, and Zygon: Journal of Religion & Science.  Bennett-Carpenter serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Media Law and Ethics and is co-founder / co-editor of a contemporary poetry publication.  Bennett-Carpenter has served in a number of capacities at Oakland University, including as a member of the First Year Writing Committee; Faculty Mentor to students for the Bachelor of Integrative Studies program; and member of the Grizz Writes and the Writing Excellence Award committees.

Education

Ph.D. in Religion & Culture. The Catholic University of America, Washington D.C.
M.A. in Clinical Psychology. The Michigan School of Professional Psychology.
M.A. in Religious Studies. The University of Denver.
B.A. in Literature and Biblical & Theological Studies. Wheaton College.

44 credit hours of graduate coursework in writing-focused and related areas.

Courses

WRT 1050 Composition I
WRT 1060 Composition II
LBS 1000 Exploration of the Arts & Sciences
HC 2040 Honors College: Western Civilization