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Meet Elizabeth Bennion Host


Elizabeth A. Bennion, Ph.D. is Professor of Political Science and Campus Director of the American Democracy Project at Indiana University South Bend where she connects campus and community through civic education programming. She teaches courses in American politics with an emphasis on political behavior. Professor Bennion is the 2011-2012 Eldon F. Lundquist Fellow, the highest campus honor bestowed upon a meritorious IU South Bend faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarly achievement, and diversified public service.

Bennion is also a seven-time recipient of the competitive Trustees' Teaching Award, an inductee of the all-IU Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching, and a recipient of the all-IU W. George Pinnell Award for Outstanding Service. Bennion's scholarship has been published in multiple books, journals, and newsletters. Her most recent completed project was a co-edited book entitled: "Teaching Civic Engagement: From Student to Active Citizen," which was published by the American Political Science Association. Bennion's teaching, research, and service focus on producing informed and engaged citizens.