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Dr. Mark Benbow

Associate Professor

History & Politics

Mark Benbow

Contact Information

Contact via email


Butler Hall, G132B

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 Museum Director for the Arlington Historical Society and manages the Arlington Historical Museum (The Hume School).

Dr. Benbow’s first book, Leading Them to the Promised Land: Woodrow Wilson, Covenant Theology and the Mexican Revolution: 1913-1915, was published by Kent State University Press in 2010. Dr. Benbow has published peer-reviewed articles in journals including Journalism History, Studies in Intelligence, Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, and Brewery History. He has also published multiple essays and book chapters including two articles for the German Historical Institute’s online Immigrant Entrepreneurship project.

Dr. Benbow has also delivered numerous papers on multiple topics relating to Woodrow 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. His biography of DC brewer Christian Heurich will be published by McFarland in 2017.