Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Meet your prof

    This post does not have anything to do with school or advising, but hopefully it will help some of you relate to your profs.  

Do you know what your professors are up to? Well, I do not know what everyone else does outside school, but I can tell you what I do.  I am a follower of Christ, a wife, mother of 3 children and 2 pups. My oldest is all grown up and out of the house. My two youngest are girls, and they are toddlers now (Natalia, 4 is pictured above). I try to spend every minute I can with my husband and the kids. I read the Bible in Spanish every morning, record it, and upload it to SoundCloud and Facebook.  You know what is interesting? I understand it at a different level when I read it in my mother tongue. I am sure there is research on that. 

    Speaking of research, I am sure you have probably seen me bare my soul in a lesson (or a video, if you are an online student), or a few, over a semester, or a few.  If you haven't yet, go find one of my research articles. I am not sure I can tell you enough times how passionate I am about studying sexual harassment, its impact, causes, triggers, and possible interventions before and after it happens. I mostly study it in the context of sport, but I occasionally step out when I see an opportunity to make a statement or have positive impact.  Talk about baring my soul! I do it some more there. 

    I look forward to getting to know all of you, not just my advisees, more in depth. Please take advantage of my office hours and any and all other opportunities for interaction.  If you want to connect on social media, you can find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  The Sport Management Club is another wonderful resource to get to know the Sport Management Faculty and your peers. You will also learn about cool volunteer and internship opportunities coming up.  What about you? What are you up to? 


  1. Thank you for sharing! I also have a very strong foundation in religion. I am visiting my parents in Arkansas soon and would love meet my professors!

    Sadé Gant
    Sport in Society
    Spring 2

    1. Yay for religion, whatever it is.... Is agnostic a religion? Some people are agnostic and I do not mean to disrespect them. Religion has served me well though, I am a big fan =D

  2. Thank you for letting your students in to your life! I had no idea you had any kids, let alone 3! I personally do not have any, but my cat,Cheeto, is definitely my little pride and joy! am also a big follower of Jesus. Lastly, I enjoy going on hikes when I have some spare time.

    -Lauren Muszynski

  3. Hey Dr. Benavidas,
    It's always great to read when you post and blog
    Glad to see all is well for you and your family
    Cheers to an awesome semester and All Glory to God