Authors that Inspire

“I hope that when the reader is finished reading what I wrote, when they put the book or magazine down, they've learned something valuable that they didn’t know before or they read something that really makes them think differently about the world that they didn’t know before” - Jeff Benedict

About Jeff Benedict:

Jeff Benedict is a distinguished professor of writing and mass media at Southern Virginia University. He is an award-winning investigative journalist, essayist, and a best-selling author. He is a contributing writer for Sports Illustrated, and his work has appeared numerously in the Los Angeles Times, and the Hartford Courant.

Benedict’s books include: “Little Pink House,” “How to Build a Business Warren Buffet Would Buy,” “The Mormon Way of Doing Business: How Seven Western Boys Reached the Top of Corporate America,” “Out of Bounds: Inside the NBA’s Culture of Rape, Violence and Crime,” “No Bone Unturned: The Adventures of a Top Smithsonian Forensic Scientist and the Legal Battle for America’s Oldest Skeletons,” “Without Reservation: How a Controversial Indian Tribe Rose to Power and Built the World’s Largest Casino,” and the bestseller “Pros and Cons: The Criminals Who Play in the NFL.”

He also is a frequent essayist. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Village Voice, Hartford Courant, Chronicle of Higher Education and ESPN’s on-line magazine. He has appeared as an expert on ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, HBO, ESPN and Court TV. Benedict’s M.A. is in political science, and his B.A. is in history. He is the former president of the Connecticut Alliance Against Casino Expansion, a non-profit corporation he founded with business, civic, and religious leaders in Connecticut. He and his wife have four children. Biography courtesy of Southern Virginia University