- Assistant Professor, Science And Math
- School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
- B.A., Rhodes College
- Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Ben graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN with a B.A. in psychology. With a growing interest in neuroscience he returned to his hometown of Martin, TN to take post-baccalaureate courses in biology and chemistry at the University of Tennessee at Martin. He received his Ph.D. in neuroscience from the Vanderbilt University Graduate School where he studied genetic modifiers of epilepsy in the lab of Dr. Jennifer Kearney. He stayed at Vanderbilt to do post-doctoral work on the genetic regulation of bone and joint development in the lab of Dr. Douglas Mortlock. While at Vanderbilt, he completed the Certificate in College Teaching program and taught in several graduate courses. He also taught as an adjunct professor of biology at Belmont University before coming to Trevecca.