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Do or Die

by Dr. Michon Benson-Marsh


Michon Benson-Marsh is an Assistant Professor. She is a graduate of Jack Yates High School and long-time resident of Houston’s Third Ward community. Dr. Benson has been a secondary school teacher and an instructional leader for over 25 years. In 1990, Dr. Benson received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin in Studio Art, a Master’s degree in Rhetoric and Composition from Texas Southern University in 1996, and her PhD in African American Literature in 2007. As a Visiting Professor of English, Dr. Benson has earned excellent performance evaluations for her work in Freshman Composition and African American Literature courses. Additionally, Dr. Benson actively engages community service. On campus, she sponsors student-led organizations and mentors members of the Student Senate. Off-campus, she is a guest host on KCOH Radio show “Interchange” with Larry Payne. She serves on the advisory council of the Community Artists’ Collective. Dr. Benson’s most recent scholarship includes an essay in the Journal of the College Language Association, entitled “SOS – Calling All Black People: A Black Arts Movement Reader” (2016), and she collaborates with a team of TSU Science professors as co-Project Investigator on an 2017-2020 HBCU-UP grant through the National Science Foundation.

Michon Benson


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