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Barbara Benson

Barbara Benson

Professor of Education and Chair, Elementary Education Program


Commons 201-C East
Phone: 706-548-8505 x8007


EdD, (Early Childhood Education), University of Georgia
MA, (Special Education), West Virginia University
BA, (Sociology), University of Maryland

Professional Biography & Experience

Benson has been a Kindergarten teacher, special education teacher, returned Peace Corps Volunteer, English teacher in Gabon, Central Africa, Preschool and daycare teacher, and an educational program specialist. She was awarded the Outstanding Graduate Advisor Award in 2009 from Piedmont College, as well as the Vulcan Teaching Excellence Award in 2003.

Brown, A.H., & Benson, B. (2005). Making sense of the capstone process: Reflections from the front line. Education, 125(4), 674-690.

Brown, A.H., Benson, B.E., & Uhde, A.P. (2004). You're doing what with technology? College Teaching, 52, 100-104.

Benson, B.E. (2003). Life's little lessons: Teachers' stories of life experiences on practice. Journal of Classroom Interaction, 38, 29-35.

Benson, B.E. (2003). Framing culture within classroom practice: Culturally relevant teaching. Action in Teacher Education, 25, 16-22.

Brown, A.H., Benson, B., & Uhde, A.P. (2002). Lessons learned from Jane Doe college professor. Connexions: The Publication of the International Society for Exploring Teaching Alternatives, 14(2), pp. 3, 9.

Jones, I., White, C.S., Aeby, V., & Benson, B. (1997). Attitudes of early childhood teachers toward family and community involvement. Early Education and Development, 8(2), 153-168.

Jones, I., White, C.S., Benson, B., & Aeby, V. (1995). Teachers' practices used to facilitate home-school collaboration. ERS Spectrum, 13(3)