Michael Tenneson, Ph.D. - Evangel University be_ixf;ym_202110 d_19; ct_50

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Michael Tenneson, Ph.D.

Department Chair; Professor of Biology

Natural and Applied Sciences Department, Zimmerman 312E


B.A. Biology (1980) – U.C.L.A.

M.S. Biology/Statistics (1983) – University of North Dakota

Ordained Minister of the Assemblies of God, Southern Missouri District (since 1991)

MA Missiology/Biblical Literature (1991) – Assemblies of God Theological Seminary

Missouri Secondary Teacher’s Certificate (#0016651: Lifetime): General Science, Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics

Ph.D. Science Education (2002) – University of Missouri-Columbia


Michael Tenneson is a professor of biology and chair of the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences at Evangel University, where he has taught for more than 30 years. Initially trained as a field behavioral ecologist, he has done field research on birds, frogs, porcupines, lizards, and snails. His current research examines attitudes and beliefs of people related to science and theology. Tenneson has authored or co-authored numerous papers and presentations, along with several essays in edited volumes. He has led conference planning teams for several well-attended Faith and Science Conferences.

Professional Memberships & Noteworthy Community Involvement
American Scientific Affiliation, Association of Christian Biologists, National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, Society for Pentecostal Studies.

Awards Received
E.M. & Estella Clark Award for Excellence in Teaching, Scholarship, and Service, Evangel University, May 2005

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