Associate Professor of Psychology and Department Chair
Joined the Huntington University faculty in 2015.
Dr. Rebekah (Becky) Benjamin teaches courses and oversees student research projects in the Psychology Department at Huntington University. She specializes in applied cognition and development and is interested in exploring the scholarship of teaching and learning, faith development in families, and reading development.
In the classroom, Becky’s primary goal is to help students become lifelong learners with inquisitive minds, individuals who are curious about knowledge and the source of that knowledge. A graduate of a Christian liberal arts university, Becky also sees the value in showing students that a liberal arts education can help them develop a better understanding of the world and the human condition. She wants her students to see that all people are made in the image of God and are worth taking the time to understand.
Originally from Anderson, Indiana, Becky currently lives in Huntington with her husband, Nathan, and their children. The Benjamins are also licensed foster parents. Becky enjoys reading and playing the piano and is on the worship team at her family’s church.
- Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Georgia
- Master of Arts in Educational Psychology from the University of Georgia
- Bachelor of Arts in English from Indiana Wesleyan University
- Psychology professor for three years in Massachusetts
- High school English teacher for two years
- Development and validation of a scale for measuring children’s oral reading fluency
- A mixed-methods study of faith practices in Christian families
- Collaborations with students on student research projects every year, several of which appear in undergraduate research journals
- Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Division 2)
- Developmental Psychology (APA Division 7)
- Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality (APA Division 36)