Dr. Mark Benbow retired in May 2023 as Associate Professor of American History at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. He joined Marymount University’s faculty in 2007, first serving as an adjunct, then as an assistant professor, and earning tenure and promotion to associate professor in 2018. From 2003 to 2006, he was the historian at the Woodrow Wilson House Museum in Washington, DC. From 1987 to 2002, Dr. Benbow worked in the Directorate of Intelligence in the Central Intelligence Agency.
Since 2011 he has served as Museum Director for the Arlington Historical Society and manages the Arlington Historical Museum (The Hume School). Benbow also serves at the AHS representative on the organizing committee for the DC Historical Society’s annual conference.