Westerville News & Public Opinion

Professor tapped for alumni honor

Jennifer Bennett of Westerville will be inducted into the La Roche College Distinguished Alumni Circle April 19 at the college's 50th Anniversary Gala in Pittsburgh.

The Distinguish Alumni Circle recognizes alumni for outstanding leadership and professional success.

Bennett is an assistant professor of biology at Otterbein University. In addition to teaching, she also mentors undergraduate students in independent research and runs a microbial genetics research laboratory. Her undergraduate students have won regional, national and international awards for work conducted in her lab. She collaborates with two Otterbein colleagues in a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning project and the American Society for Microbiology recently selected her to serve as a mentor and webinar leader.