Charles Scott Benson
Charles S. Benson was expert on the economics of education, educational administration, and policy analysis. He has taught at Bowdoin College, Harvard, and University of California, Berkeley, where, at the time of his death, he was a professor emeritus. In addition to his numerous teaching credits, Benson was also the director and chief investigator of the National Center for Research in Vocational Education. Benson played a major role in the search for school finance reforms; his text, The Economics of Public Education, helped define the subject. He received his PhD from Columbia University.