Constance Louise Benson

Constance Benson

Title: Professor & Writer
Company: New York City Department of Education
Location: New York, New York, United States

Constance Louise Benson, Professor and Writer at the New York City Department of Education, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in religious studies and education.

Ms. Benson is a revered figure in the fields of religion and education who has amassed more than 40 years of professional experience. An ESL teacher and coordinator at the Thurgood Marshal Academy with the New York City Department of Education for the past 15 years, she formerly served as a minutes editor of Hadassah for three years, an adjunct lecturer of sociology at LaGuardia Community College for one year, an adjunct assistant professor of religious studies at the City University of New York for one year, and an adjunct assistant professor of religious studies at Fordham University for three years. Likewise, she was an adjunct assistant professor of religious studies at Manhattan College for one year, an interim pastor at West Delhi Presbyterian Church for one year, and a teaching assistant at Gordon-Conwell Seminary for one year.

To prepare for her illustrious career, Ms. Benson pursued an education at Wheaton College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English language and literature, magna cum laude, in 1972. She subsequently attended the prestigious Harvard University, where she received a Master of Divinity in Biblical studies, ancient near-Eastern languages and literature, with honors, in 1980. She concluded her education at Columbia University in 1986, obtaining a Master of Philosophy in religion and Christian ethics.

A frequent lecturer in her field, Ms. Benson was the author of “God and Caesar: Troeltsch’s Social Teaching as Legitimation” in 1999. She has maintained affiliation with the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature. In recognition of her exceptional contributions to religious and education, she was deemed a Columbia University Academy Merit Scholar in 1991, a travel grantee by Ernst Troeltsch Gesellschaft in 1988, and a Fellow of the Union Theological Seminary from 1981 to 1982. Notably, Ms. Benson has been highlighted in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of American Women.

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