Associate Dean for Research;
Professor of Physiology
Joseph N. Benoit, Ph.D. is Assistant Dean for Research and Professor of Physiology & Pathology. His career as an academic spans more than thirty-years, and has involved working at all levels ranging from the professoriate where he has held faculty appointments at five medical schools to graduate school dean with campus wide authority to president of a Benedictine liberal arts college. His early research centered on microvascular physiology, vascular smooth muscle regulation and lymphatic physiology. In recent years, he has devoted his efforts to new and emerging medical schools where his work involves curriculum design, building research infrastructure, faculty development, and teaching. Dr. Benoit has published more that 200 papers, abstracts and book chapters. He has been invited to speak on his scholarly work in the U.S., Canada, Japan, China, Europe, and Australia.