Log In

Harvey A. Bender Edit Profile

biology professor

Harvey A. Bender, American biology professor. Diplomate American Board Medical Genetics (founding).


Bender, Harvey A. was born on June 5, 1933 in Cleveland.


Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University, 1954. Student, Case Western Reserve University, 1955. Master of Science, Northwestern University, 1957.

Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University, 1959.


Post-doctoral fellow United States Public Health Service University California, Berkeley, 1959-1960. Assistant professor biology University Notre Dame, Indiana, 1960-1964, associate professor, 1964-1969, professor, since 1969. Adjunct professor law University Notre Dame, since 1974.

Director Northern Indiana Regional Genetics Center, Memorial Hospital South Bend (Indiana), 1979-2000, Great Lakes Regional Genetics Group, since 1991, Cancer Genetics Center, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, since 2000, Cancer Genetics & Risk Assessment Center, St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend, Indiana. National Science Foundation In-Svc. Institute professor, fall term 1962-1963.

Visiting professor human genetics, research associate Yale University, 1973-1974. Visiting professor zoology Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, summer 1978. Adjunct professor medical genetics Indiana University, since 1979.

Visiting professor natural science Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland, 1984. Consultant Educational Research Council American, 1967-1969, President's Committee on Mental Retardation, 1973, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1975-1976, Indiana State Board Health, since 1991, member sickle cell commission, since 1987, chronic disease commission, since 1989. Genetics consultant Indiana State Board Health, since 1991.


  • Diplomate American Board Medical Genetics (founding).


  • Other Work

    • Editorial reviewer various professional journals.


Board directors International Relations Council, 1961-1969, vice president, 1962-1964, president, 1964-1965. Board directors Council for Retarded of St. Joseph County, 1964-1976, 1st vice president, 1967-1976. Chairman human rights committee Northern Indiana State Hospital, since 1980.

Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Association of University Professors, American Association Mental Deficiency, American Institute Biological Scientists, American Society Human Genetics, Genetics Society of America, Indiana Academy of Sciences, Radiation Research Society, Society Development Biology, Society for Values in Higher Education, Sigma Xi (regional lecturer since 1977, member national committee on science and society 1978-1989, chairman 1981-1989, member national committee awards, 1981-1986, chairman 1981-1983, director-at-large 1980-1986, board directors national executive committee 1983-1984, long range planning committee since 1986).


Married Eileen Adelle Teper, June 16, 1956. Children: Leslie Carol, Samuel David, Philip Michael.

Eileen Adelle Teper

Leslie Carol Bender

Samuel David Bender

Philip Michael Bender