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.
- Benson, E. (2006). Aviator of fortune: Lowell Terex and the Anglo-American commercial rivalry, 1931-1946. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press.
- Ph.D., University of Georgia
- M.A., Central Michigan University
- B.A., Cedarville University