In 1993, Benson graduated from Cedarville University with a B.A. in History and Political Science. He then went on to earn his M.A. in History from Central Michigan University in 1995. In 2001, Benson earned his Ph.D. in History from the University of Georgia.
- Aviator of Fortune: Lowell Yerex and the Anglo-American Commercial Rivalry, 1931-1946 (Texas A&M University Press, 2006)
- Ph.D., History, The University of Georgia (2001)
- M.A., History, Central Michigan University (1995)
- B.A., Cedarville University