Faculty & Staff

Paul Benson, PhD

Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
Associate Chair, Department of Sociology


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Areas of Expertise

Sociology of Mental Health, Medical Sociology, Public Policy


PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

View Professor Benson's Curriculum Vitae

Current Research

Professor Benson's research interests include medical sociology, mental health, stress and coping, and family adaptation of childhood and adolescent disability.  During the past decade, he has directed a federally-funded longitudinal study of parents of children with autism spectrum disorders.