Clarance Henri Benes

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Pawnee Nation College
Location: Morrison, Oklahoma, United States

Clarance Henri Benes, Professor Emeritus at Pawnee Nation College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in higher education.

With decades of experience as a professional educator to his credit, Dr. Benes taught numerous subjects, including American government, speech, critical thinking, world history, American history, and Native American history. His areas of expertise include history and sociology, and in preparation for his career, he graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Doctor of Education in curriculum and instruction in 1994. Dr. Benes has been recognized for his excellence as an educator with various awards and certificates, including a Teacher of the Year award. He attributes his success to his thirst for knowledge and cites his mother, a teacher, as his professional inspiration.

Dr. Benes currently holds the designation of professor emeritus with Pawnee Nation College, where he served as a full-time faculty member and chair until 2021. Since 2013, he has been the owner of the Buffalo Theatre and Entertainment Company, and since 1986 he has been a party host with Prior to his work with Pawnee Nation College, Dr. Benes served as a teacher of advanced placement courses with Morrison Public Schools, a contract editor for the International Fire Service Training Association, and an assistant professor at Murray State University, among other posts. In the coming years, he plans to write a book about his life.

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