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Dr. Michael Tenneson

Dr. Michael Tenneson

Title: Professor - Biology

Office: Science and Technology Department, Academic Building Room 312E

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Professional Information:

PhD Science Education, University of Missouri-Columbia (May 2002)

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

MS Biology/Statistics, University of North Dakota (August 1983)

BA Biology, UCLA (June 1980)

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

Job Responsibilities: Teach and mentor students in biology and nursing, chair the Premedical Advisory Committee, Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator, Chair of the Safety Committee

Org Memberships: Natural Environment Committee, Springfield, MO, American Scientific Affiliation, Association of Christian Biologists, University Faculty for Life, National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions

Courses Taught: Introductory Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Zoology, Ecology, Environmental Biology, Marine Biology, Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy, Animal Behavior, Biostatistics, Senior Seminar

Publications:

Badger, S., Tenneson, M. (2014). Christian Perspectives on Origins, 3rd Edition Revised. Springfield, MO: Evangel University. (AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.COM)

Tenneson, Michael and Steve Badger, (June 24, 2014), “Christian Perspectives on Origins,” a plenary talk given at the 2014 Faith & Science Conference: Genesis and Genetics, Evangel University, Springfield, MO.

Tenneson, Mike, Bundrick, David, and Matthew Stanford, (June 24, 2014), “Faith And Science Integration: Surveys and Findings,” a talk given at the 2014 Faith & Science Conference: Genesis and Genetics, Evangel University, Springfield, MO.

Tenneson, Mike, Bundrick, David, and Matthew Stanford, “Faith And Science Integration: Surveys and Findings,” in Genesis and Genetics: Proceedings of the 2014 Faith and Science Conference, ed. David Bundrick and Steve Badger (Springfield, MO: Logion Press, 2014). AVAILABLE AT MYHEALTHYCHURCH.COM)

Tenneson, Michael. (April 4, 2014). “My Humanist Science Teacher and Friends Think I’m a Kook” and “Pastoring a Scientifically Literate Congregation.” Panel Discussion, Pensmore Dialogue on Science and Faith, Patrick Henry College, Purcelville, VA.

Bundrick, D. and M. Tenneson. (March 7, 2014). Surprising Bedfellows: Hermeneutics of Faith and Science Integration. Paper presented at the Society for Pentecostal Studies Annual Meeting, Evangel University, Springfield, MO

Tenneson, Michael. (October 1, 2013). Christian Perspectives on Origins. A talk given at the Greater Springfield Professors of Bible, Evangel University, Springfield, MO.

Tenneson, M. (2013), Book Review of The Biology of Sin: Grace, Hope and Healing for Those Who Feel Trapped. By Matthew S. Stanford. Colorado Springs: Biblica Publishing, 2010. Pp. 166. $18.00. Religious Studies Review, 39: 76. doi: 10.1111/rsr.12027_6

Badger, Stephen and Michael Tenneson, (2012). Origins: Christian Faith and Natural Science, Graduate Study Guide, Springfield, MO: Global University.

Badger, Stephen and Michael Tenneson, (2012). Origins: Christian Faith and Natural Science, Readings and Resource Materials, Springfield, MO: Global University.

Tenneson, M. (2012). Preparing Young People for a Life of Faith. Enrichment Journal, Fall 2012, available: http://enrichmentjournal.ag.org/201204/201204_086_Preparing_young_people.cfm

Tenneson, M. (July 22, 2012). Faith and Science Integrative Paradigms of Assemblies of God Pastors, Educators, and Students. Paper presented at the American Scientific Affiliation Annual Meeting, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA.

Tenneson, Mike and Steve Badger, “Perspectives on Origins: How Diverse are Pentecostals?” in Proceedings of the Inaugural Faith & Science Conference, ed. David Bundrick and Steve Badger (Springfield, MO: Gospel Publishing House, 2011). (AVAILABLE MYHEALTHYCHURCH.COM)

Badger, Steve and Mike Tenneson, “A Historical Overview of Pentecostal Responses to Biological Evolution,” in Proceedings of the Inaugural Faith & Science Conference, ed. David Bundrick and Steve Badger (Springfield, MO: Gospel Publishing House, 2011). (AVAILABLE MYHEALTHYCHURCH.COM)

Badger, Steve and Mike Tenneson, “The Relationship Between Christian Faith and Natural Science,” in Proceedings of the Inaugural Faith & Science Conference, ed. David Bundrick and Steve Badger (Springfield, MO: Gospel Publishing House, 2011). (AVAILABLE MYHEALTHYCHURCH.COM)

Harrup, Scott. (Sept. 25, 2011). Faith and Science Q&A (interview). Pentecostal Evangel (Sept. 25, 2011): 9-10.

Tenneson, M. and Jeremy Harris. (August 17, 2011). Cheaters never prosper: Strategies for faculty. Talk presented at the Evangel University Faculty Seminar, August 17, 2011, Evangel University, Springfield, MO.

Tenneson, M. and Badger, S. (August 18, 2011). Classroom controversy: How to defuse potentially explosive topics, case study. Talk presented at the Evangel University Faculty Seminar, August 17, 2011, Evangel University, Springfield, MO.

Tenneson, M. (June 27, 2011). Five Perspectives on Origins: How Diverse are Pentecostals? Paper presented at the inaugural Faith and Science Conference, Evangel University, Springfield, MO.

Badger, S., Tenneson, M. (2011). Christian Perspectives on Origins, 3rd Edition. Springfield, MO: Evangel University.

Tenneson, Michael. 2011 (Summer). Book Review of Lisa Graham McMinn and Megan Anna Neff, Walking Gently on the Earth: Making Faithful Choices about Food, Energy, Shelter and More (Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2010). Encounter, Summer 2011 (vol. 8), available: http://www.agts.edu/encounter/current.html

Leicht, Linda. Apr. 15, 2011. Stewards of the Earth: Christians and Jews are called to action to help the planet (Interview). Springfield News Leader, Apr. 15, 2011.

Tenneson, M. and S. Badger. 2011 (April). As Iron Sharpens Iron...: A Narrative Response. Cyberjournal for Pentecostal-Charismatic Research #20. Available: http://pctii.org/cyberj/cyberj20/tenneson_badger.html

Green, Jocelyn. (2010). On Teaching Origins: Take a Stand or Stand Aside? (Interview) Advance (Fall 2010): 22-25. available: http://issuu.com/cccu/docs/cccu_advance_fall_2010?mode=embed&layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Fcolor%2Flayout.xml&backgroundColor=dedbde&showFlipBtn=true

Tenneson, M. and S. Badger. (2010). A Brief Overview of Pentecostal Views on Origins. Enrichment Journal (online edition) Spring 2010, available: http://enrichmentjournal.ag.org/201002/ejonline_201002_origins.cfm
Tenneson, M. (2010). Five Origins Perspectives. Chi Alpha Connection (2)3:5-6, Winter 2010.

Badger, S. and Tenneson, M. (2010). Does the Spirit Create through Evolutionary Processes? Pentecostals and Biological Evolution. In James K. A. Smith & Amos Yong, eds., Science and the Spirit: Pentecostal Engagements. Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press. (AVAILABLE AMAZON.COM)

Tenneson, M. (August 1, 2009). Measuring Pentecostal Attitudes and Beliefs about Origins. Paper presented at the American Scientific Affiliation Annual Meeting, Baylor University, Waco, TX

Tenneson, Mike and Steve Badger. (June 25, 2009). “Pentecostals and Origins.” Presented at The Alliance for Assemblies of God Higher Education Faculty Seminar, Evangel University.

Tenneson, M. (2009), Storms Over Genesis: Biblical Battleground in America's Wars of Religion – By William H. Jennings. Religious Studies Review, 35: 120. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-0922.2009.01341_20.x

Tenneson, M. and Badger, S. (2009). Teaching Origins to Pentecostal Students, In Yong, Amos, ed., The Spirit Renews the Face of the Earth: Pentecostal Forays in Science and Theology of Creation. Eugene, Ore.: Pickwick Press. (AVAILABLE AMAZON.COM)

Tenneson, M. and Badger, S. (March 14, 2008). Teaching Origins to Pentecostal College Students and Measuring the Beliefs of Pentecostal Students about Origins. Paper presented at the Society of Pentecostal Studies and Wesleyan Theological Society Joint Meeting, Duke University, Durham, NC.

Badger, S., Tenneson, M. (2007). Christian Perspectives on Origins: Revised and Expanded. Springfield, MO: Evangel University, 34 pp.

Badger, S., Tennesonm, M. (2006). Christian Perspectives on Origins. Evangel University.

Tenneson, M., McGlasson, R. (Apr. 20, 2006). The Classroom Flip. Faculty development workshop presentation to Fontbonne Univeristy faculty, Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO.

Tenneson, M., McGlasson, R. (Nov. 5, 2005). The Classroom Flip: presentation on using technology in blended classrooms to free up more class time for active discussion. Missouri Teaching and Learning Mentoring Project Best Practices Conference. Springfield, MO.

Noonan, K. (2004, September 12). College Professors: Widening Your Worldview: A Call Deferred (biographical sketch). Today's Pentecostal Evangel, pp. 12-13.

Tenneson, M.G., Badger, S. (2004, July 23). Origins Survey: Assemblies of God Higher Education. Paper presented at the Assemblies of God Commission on Christian Higher Education Faculty Seminar, Evangel University, Springfield, MO.

Tenneson, M.G. (2004, April 3). Teaching biology online: Natural selection at work. Paper presented at the Missouri Teaching and Learning Best Practices Conference, Springfield, MO.

Tenneson, M. (2004, March 20). Debating life's origins: Teachers struggle to learn and present evolution and creationism (interview by Linda Leicht). The Springfield News Leader, p. 2C.

Tenneson, M.G. (2003). Environmental Science Merit. In Royal Ranger's Men's Ministries of the Assemblies of God, Adventure Rangers Leaders Guide (pp. 165-182, 207-212). Springfield, MO: Gospel Publishing House.

Tenneson, M.G. (2003). Forestry Merit. In Royal Ranger's Men's Ministries of the Assemblies of God, Adventure Rangers Leaders Guide (pp. 313-339, 383-388). Springfield, MO: Gospel Publishing House.

Tenneson, M.G. (2002, October/November). From the professor: Evolution. On Course, 11, (2), 6.

Tenneson, M.G. (2002, October/November). From the professor: Cloning. On Course, 11, (2), 7.

Tenneson, M.G. (2002, October/November). From the professor: Genetic screening. On Course, 11, (2), 8.

Tenneson, M.G. (2002, October/November). From the professor: Stem cell research. On Course, 11, (2), 9.

Tenneson, M. (2002, July 10). Con: Should the U.S. government fund embryonic stem cell research? The Springfield News Leader, p. 14A.

Tenneson, M.G. (2001). The development and validation of a scientific attitudes and attitudes toward evolution and creation instrument for christian college biology students. Doctoral dissertation, University of Missouri, Columbia.

Starmühlner, F. (1995). Pearls of the south seas: Explorations of the islands of the south pacific. Wien-Klosterneuburg: Vienna. 183 p. Contributed Research.

Tenneson, M.G. (1993). Conserving our gift: Earth. In Raburn, T., Reimenschneider, K, & Hunt, K (Eds.), The royal rangers leaders manual (pp.379-384). Springfield, MO: Gospel Publishing House.

Starmühlner, F. (1992). The fresh- and brackish-water gastropods of the Tongan and Samoan islands. Proceedings of the Ninth International Malacological Congress, 375-386. Contributed Research.

Tenneson, C. & Oring, L.W. (1985). Winter food preferences of porcupines. J. Wildl. Manage., 49, (1), 28-33. Contributed Research.

Tenneson, M.G. (1983). Behavioral ecology of the mink frog, Rana septentrionalis. Paper presented at the Prairie Universities Biology Seminar, Grand Forks, ND.

Tenneson, M.G. (1983). The distribution and abundance of the mink frog, Rana septentrionalis, at Itasca State Park, Minnesota. A report to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Research funded by the Minnesota DNR.

Tenneson, M.G. (1983). Behavioral ecology and population decline of the mink frog, Rana septentrionalis. Masters thesis, University of North Dakota.

Lang, J.W. (1983). Distribution and abundance of the five-lined skink (Eumeces fasciatus) in Minnesota. A report to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Contributed research.

Started Work: January, 1987

Favorite Thing About Work: The students!

Was an Evangel Student: 1988, 1992

Originally From: Napa, CA

Personal Information: Awarded the E.M. and Estella Clark Award for Excellence in Teaching, Scholarship and Service, May 2005.

Other:

Top 5 Strengths:
input
learner
woo
intellection
positivity

Personal Page: https://personal.evangel.edu/tennesonm/web/biographical Sketch/biosketch09 ver2.pdf

Links:
Bio Sketch
An Article About My Daughter, Anna, and Me (2004)
Biographical Sketch: Pentecostal Evangel Magazine (2004)

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