B.A., M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D., Yale University
An accomplished academic leader and the Francis B. Gummere Professor of English, Dr. Benston served as Haverford's fifteenth President from 2015 to 2019, and Provost/Interim Provost from 2012 to 2015. He has been a member of the Haverford faculty since 1984. Dr. Benston is a renowned scholar whose interests include modern drama, African-American literature and culture studies, the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, performance studies, photographic history and theory, and critical animal studies. Dr. Benston has also taught at Princeton University, Harvard University, the Bread Loaf School of English, and Yale University.