Lynn Benson, a native of Tuskegee, Alabama, currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, Robert. She is a graduate of Tuskegee University (B.S., M.Ed.) and Clark Atlanta University (Ph.D). She has more than 25 years of experience in higher education, during which time she has counseled, mentored, tutored, and taught hundreds of students. She maintains contact with several of her former students. Lynn currently serves on the faculty at Tuskegee University in the Department of Psychology and Sociology.
Lynn has always enjoyed writing and finds it relaxing. She did not initially set out to write and publish a book; however, one thing she has learned is that there are numerous ways in which to tell a story. Her first book, By Faith not by Sight: My Victorious Battle Over Breast Cancer, was written to share with others her insurmountable strength and determination when facing adversity. She aspires to encourage individuals affected by cancer in any manner.
Lynn enjoys traveling abroad and resided in Malawi (Sub-Saharan Africa) for one year. While in Malawi she was afforded many opportunities to implement educational sessions related to HIV/AIDS and to cultural diversity workshops as well. Additionally, Lynn spent several weeks in Natondome Village, Uganda, where she participated on a public health project with Operation Crossroads Africa. Her current focus of research is HIV amongst African American women and HIV in individuals 50 years and older.
Lynn holds membership in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated; PSI CHI International Honor Society in Psychology; and American Public Health Association (APHA).
Some of the many scriptures which have been beneficial to Lynn include Philippians 4:13, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me; Psalms 46:10, Be still and know that I am God. . .; and Colossians 3:15, Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.