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Richard Benson


Richard Benson
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Richard Benson

Chair of Teacher Education

Rick has been a faculty member at Concordia University St. Paul (CSP) since 1999serving as an Instructor in both the Undergraduate Teacher Education Department and the Kinesiology Health Sciences Department. Before his tenure at CSP, he served as a Health and Physical Education Teacher for six years at various educational levels. He resides in Apple Valley, MN. Married to wife, Lynn, and father of three children, Bridget, Raymond, & Griffin.

Academic/Professional Credentials

  • M.A., Education, St. Mary's University – Twin Cities (2001)
  • B.A., Physical Education, Concordia College, St. Paul (1994)

Academic Focus

  • Preparing Teacher Education Candidates through
  • Advising Teacher Education Candidates in all Licensure Areas
  • University Supervision of Teacher Education Candidates in Health & Physical Education

Career Highlight

Served as President of the Minnesota Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MNAHPERD) from 2006-2008 coordinating the Fall Conference in 2007.


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