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Michael G. Bennett is an associate research professor in Arizona State University’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society, the Center for Science and the Imagination, and the Risk Innovation Lab, as well as a lecturer in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. His work concerns innovation -its cultivation, commercialization and societal implications--in art and technoscience.
He was formerly an associate professor on the faculty of the Northeastern University School of Law and the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Science, Technology and Society at Vassar College. He has also held teaching and research positions at the University of Michigan, Michigan Technological University, Polytechnic University, and the University of Virginia, and has served as advisor to several university offices of technology transfer.
Professor Bennett holds undergraduate degrees in physics and mathematics from Florida A&M University. He also holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a Ph.D. in Science & Technology Studies from Rensselaer. As a legal consultant, he advises artist-operated organizations and limited resource academic institutions on innovation, fundraising, and risk management.