Benjamin Bennett-Carpenter

Ben Bennett-Carpenter

Benjamin Bennett-Carpenter

Special Lecturer
Office: 147A O'Dowd Hall
Phone: (248) 854-8340
Fax: (248) 370-2748


Ben Bennett-Carpenter has taught at OU since 2005. He serves as Special Lecturer in Writing and Rhetoric, Liberal Studies, and the Honors College. Publications include articles 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 is the author of Death in Documentaries: The Memento Mori Experience (Brill | Rodopi, 2018) and Explaining Jesus: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of a Phenomenon (Lexington Books | Rowman & Littlefield, 2019). He serves as editorial board member for the Journal of Media Law and Ethics (2007-pres.) and as co-chair of the Interdisciplinary Study of Religions section of the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (2015-pres.).

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.


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.


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