John J. Dobrenen, MA

Adjunct, Department of Biology and Chemistry

Phone: (626) 815-6460
Office Location: Segerstrom Science Center
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John Dobrenen, MA, began his teaching career in 1971. He was a high school teacher for more than 35 years prior to joining APU’s Department of Biology and Chemistry. Aside from teaching at Glen A. Wilson High School, he coached football, track and field, and baseball. For Dobrenen, teaching is also a ministry and he seeks to integrate faith into his biology classes. He received his bachelor’s degree from Biola University and his master’s degree in biological sciences from the University of California, Irvine.


  • MA, Teaching Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine
  • BS, Biological Sciences, Biola University


  • California Teaching Credential


  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry

Courses Taught

  • BIOL 101 - Fundamentals of Biology