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Jenna Behm-Lawton

College of Arts and Sciences

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Jenna Behm is an assistant professor about to start her fourth year with GCU. She is originally from Madison, WI where she completed her undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a double-major in Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies. After moving to Arizona, she received her M.S. in Family and Human Development from Arizona State University, and is currently working on her Ph.D. in Psychology at Northcentral University. Prior to teaching full-time, Jenna worked for the Maricopa County Tobacco Use Prevention Program (with the Department of Public Health). In this position, she taught tobacco cessation classes for adults and adolescents and wrote an award-winning intervention/cessation curriculum for at risk youth in detention centers, charter schools, and community centers throughout the valley. In her spare time, Jenna volunteers with the Arizona Humane Society and enjoys taking ceramics classes. She also enjoys reading, traveling, and playing with her two adopted rescue dogs, Max and Tucker. Jenna truly enjoys teaching for GCU, and feels blessed to have the opportunity to work with such wonderful students and colleagues.

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