Ernest Osborn Award (for Teaching Excellence) 2005, National Council on Family Relations.
Excellence in Graduate Advising Award 2004, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.
Provost Advising Award (for Undergraduate Advising) 2003, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Benson, M.J., Faas, C. (in press). Assessing Adolescent Contexts and Development: Measures of Families, Peers, Schools, and Neighborhoods (pp. 14). In Joav Merrick (Ed,), Child and Adolescent Health Yearbook 2014, Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, in press. (Reprinted from Benson, M. J., & Faas, C. (2014). International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health, pp. 53-69.
Benson, M. J.(2013). Parenting late school aged children. In R. E. Emery & G. J. Golson (Eds.), Cultural sociology of divorce. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Alegre, A., Benson, M. J., & Perez, N. (2014, In press). Maternal warmth and early adolescents’ internalizing symptoms and externalizing behavior: Mediation via emotional insecurity. Journal of Early Adolescence, 34, 712-735.
Benson, M.J., Faas, C. (2014). Assessing adolescent contexts and development: Measures of families, peers, schools, neighborhoods, assets, and risks. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health, 7(1), 53-69.
Faas, C., Benson, M., Kaestle, C. (2013). Parent resources during adolescence: Effects on education and careers in young adulthood. Journal of Youth Studies, 16(2), 151-171. doi: 10.1080/13676261.2012.704989
Benson, M. J., & Buehler, C. (2012). Family process and peer deviance influences on adolescent aggression: Longitudinal effects across early and middle adolescence. Child Development, 83, 1213–1228. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2012.01763.x
Benson, M. J. (Principal Investigator) Adolescent Trajectories After High School: Virginia Workforce and Evaluation. (January 2014- May 2014) Funded: $10,600.
Benson, M. J. (Principal Investigator) Factors Affecting Success for Adolescents Involved in Career Coaching. Virginia Workforce and Evaluation. (January 2014- May 2014) Funded: $8,600.
Benson, M. J. (Principal Investigator) (2011). M. Komelski, Kim Beisecker, & S. Jarrott. Proposal submitted: International graduate students: Professional development and diverse contributions. CLAHS Diversity Funding Award Program, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg Virginia, Funded: $9,200.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Curriculum/Masters Intership Coordination, Department of Human Development, Virginia Tech