Dr. Paul Benson is a Professor of English, Religion, and Humanities. He holds a B.A. in English from Pacific Lutheran College, an M.A. in English from Colorado State University, and a Ph.D. in English from The University of North Texas. As a Mountain View College "Pioneer" faculty member, Dr. Benson has taught at MVC since 1970. He brings a broad range of interests to his teaching. He has published articles in both literature and music. His interest in cultures around the world sparked his co-founding of the Texas Cultural Alliance and its program, "Excursions," through which he has organized student tours of ancient sites around the world.
Over the years, Dr. Benson has received just about every honor in teaching including nomination for the "Minnie Stephens Piper Professorship" as the most outstanding teacher at Mountain View College and "Innovator of the Year" for his humanities program, "Project Show." Dr. Benson is a national leader in community college humanities instruction and has served on the national Board of Directors of the Community College Humanities Association. Complementing his creative video productions, most recently, he has initiated instruction in composition in a distant learning format and is in the process of developing instructional CDs in the humanities.