MPA from St. Louis University
BA from St. Louis University, Sociology
Police Diversity Management
Public Administration Theory
Mark Benton received his Master's in Public Administration from St. Louis University, where he was also a member of Americorps VISTA, before joining the Truman School. His dissertation research focuses on police-race relationships from the client perspective. In addition to his desire to improve police community relationships, he is also interested in general public administration theory and mixed methods research. He has published in the journals Public Integrity, The Journal of Planning Education and Research, and Starting Points from the University of Missouri's own Kinder Institute, among others.
The glorious future never came: An interpretive narrative analysis of the 1947 St. Louis city plan.
Journal of Planning Education and Research, online first, 2019
‘Saving’ the city: Harland Bartholomew and administrative evil in St. Louis.
Public Integrity, 20(2), 194-206, 2018
Lessons from the madness of Diogenes and John Brown.
Starting Points Journal. Retrieve from http://startingpointsjournal.com/lessons-madness-diogenes-john-brown/, 2018.
“Just the way things are around here:” Racial segregation, critical junctures, and path dependence in Saint Louis.
Mark Benton, M.P.A.
Journal of Urban History, 44(6), 1113-1130, 2018