P. George Benson, Ph.D.

Professor of Decision Science

Address: Tate Center 311
Office Hours: Please contact via email to schedule appointments
Phone: 843-953-8450/ 843.860.5760
E-mail: bensong@cofc.edu (Please prefix your email subjects with “DSCI 232” so they can be filtered)
Curriculum Vitae: Download


Ph.D. in Decision Science, University of Florida ( June 1977)
M.B. A. in Operations Reserch, New York Univeristy (June 1971)
B.S. in Mathematics, Bucknell University (June 1968)

Academic Experience:

President, College of Charleston, February 1, 2007 – June 30, 2014

Dean and Simon S. Selig, Jr. Chair for Economic Growth, Terry College of Business, The University of Georgia, 1998 through 2006

Dean of the Faculty of Management (includes the School of Business-New Brunswick, The Graduate School of Management, and The School of Management-Newark), Rutgers University, 1996 to 1998


Courses Taught

  • Elementary Managerial Statistics (Day and Extension)
  • Quantitative Methods for Administration (Day and Extension)
  • Methods for Quality Improvement
  • Business Statistics
  • Statistical Methods I: Estimation and Testing Analysis of Variance and Experimental Design Stochastic Processes

Honors and Awards

Boards of Directors (only current):


  • Primerica, Inc. (Atlanta), 2010-present; Lead Director, 2014-present; Corporate Governance Committee Chair, 2011-present
  • Crawford & Company (Atlanta), 2005-present (Governance Committee Chair, 2010-present)
  • AGCO, Inc. (Atlanta), 2004-present (Governance Committee Chair, 2005-present)


  • Galliard Management Corporation, Charleston, S.C., 2016-Present
  • Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award:Chair, Foundation for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, 2013-Present, (reelected 2014, 2016, and 2017)
  • Director, Foundation for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, 2007-present

Advisory Boards:


  • NBSC (Columbia, S.C.), 2010-present
  • NSBC South Coastal Region Community Board, 2015-present

National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD):

  • Nominating and Governance Committee Chair Advisory Council, 2018 – present

Community Committees:

  • 2019 U.S. Women’s Open, Sales and Marketing Committee, Country Club of Charleston, 2015 – present
  • Capital Campaign Cabinet, Gaillard Performance Hall Foundation, September 2010- present

  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • Country Club Market, Inc.
  • The Valspar Corporation
  • Standard Federal Bank
  • HEMAR Service Corporation of America
  • W.R. Grace
  • Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
  • Norwest
  • First Minnesota
  • Control Data Corporation
  • FMC Corporation, Northern Ordinance Div.
  • Georgia-Pacific Corporation
  • Printing Industry of the Twin Cities, Inc.
  • E.F. Johnson Company
  • Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Pearl Baths, Inc.
  • Minnesota Power
  • Marktech Systems, Inc.
  • Medtronic
  • Bartsoft, Inc.
  • Maxwell Graphics
  • Keith-Stevens, Inc.
  • H.E.I. Inc.
  • Therapeutic Immunology
  • Patterson Dental Company
  • The Pillsbury Company
  • National Car Rental Systems
  • AT&T
  • Popham Haik Schnobrich Kaufman Ltd.
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • Felhaber Larson Fenlon & Vogt
  • Ceridian
  • The Krystal Company
  • West Publishing Co.
  • Inter Regional Financial Group
  • King and Spalding
  • Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau


  •  Published Papers:
    “A Baldrige Journey,” Journal of Performance Excellence, Baldrige Foundation, 2018, pp. 8-9.