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Dr. Mark Benbow
Assistant Professor of History
Contact Information

Ireton G112
(703) 284-1629

Academic Credentials

B.A., Hanover College
M.A., Wright State University
Ph.D., Ohio University
Teaching Areas:
  • The United States post-Civil War
  • Public History
Research Interests:
  • Woodrow Wilson
  • The Prohibition Movement and the brewing industry
  • History of the Washington, DC area
Dr. Mark Benbow joined Marymount University's faculty in 2007, first serving as an adjunct, then as an assistant professor. From 1987 to 2002, Dr. Benbow worked on national security issues for the federal government. From 2003 to 2006, he was the historian at the Woodrow Wilson House Museum in Washington, DC. He also serves as the curator for the Hume School Museum for the Arlington Historical Society and is the faculty advisor for Marymount's Gaming Club.
Dr. Benbow's first book, Leading Them to the Promised Land: Woodrow Wilson, Covenant Theology and the Mexican Revolutin: 1913-1915, was published by Kent State University Press in 2010. Dr. Benbow has published peer-reviewed articles in Journalism History, Studies in Intelligence, Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, and Brewery History.
He has published essays in books on Wilson, on American foreign policy, and in specialized reference works. Dr. Benbow has also delivered numerous papers on multiple topics relating to Wilson's administration and on Washington history at meetings of the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, and the Popular Culture Association. He is currently working on a biography of DC brewer Christian Heurich.