Natalie Benson

Adjunct Instructor of French
Office Location: Medbury 105
natalie.j.benson@drake.edu

Dr. Natalie J. A. Benson received an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. at the University of Iowa in Modern French Art and Literature. Her research interests include nineteenth- and twentieth-century French painter’s book projects, Modern art, literature, and culture in France, and the study of the book.

She has taught art history, art appreciation, French literature and language, and courses on French history and culture at universities in the United States as well as abroad, including the University of Iowa, the Université de Poiters, France, and Kirkwood Community College.

Benson has also worked outside academia as the Assistant Director of the Gallery at Lincoln Center, New York, and as an Art Auctioneer on cruise ships worldwide. 

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April 27, 2017
When Drake senior Reed Fischer crossed the finish line at the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee on Thursday, he broke a school record that has stood since long before Drake’s famed Blue Oval was blue.
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