B.S., U of Wisconsin-La Crosse; M.A., Ph.D., U. of Arkansas
Dr. Bender is a tenured faculty member who began teaching history at ENMU-Roswell in the Fall of 2002. He is the 2006 recipient of the "Excellence in Teaching Award" from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. His publications include Like Grass before the Scythe: The Life and Death of Sgt. William Remmel, 121st New York Infantry (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2007), and the wartime diary of Confederate Brigadier General Daniel Harris Reynolds (which was recently published) His specialization is the American Civil War.