Ned Benton, Professor
Phone number: 212.237.8089
Room number and address: 53322HH
F. Warren “Ned” Benton is a Professor in the Department of Public Management at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and serves as Director of the MPA Inspector General Program, which is the only Master of Public Administration program in the Unites States that concentrates expressly on inspection and oversight and the role of Inspectors General. A Charter Member of the Association of Inspectors General when it was formed in 1996, Benton became a Certified Inspector General in 2005.
Professor Benton is a co-director of the New York Slavery Records Index, which is searchable compilation of records that identify individual enslaved persons and their owners in New York State, beginning as early as 1525 and ending during the Civil War.
He served from 2002 through 2018 as the Monitor in United States of America v. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The Monitor reports on compliance with a consent decree about youth corrections in Puerto Rico. Nominated by both parties in the case and appointed by the United States District Court, Benton’s position was independent of the parties in the case.
Before joining the faculty at John Jay College, Benton served as Director of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections from 1975-1979, and as the Director of Planning for the National Clearinghouse for Criminal Justice Planning and Architecture from 1972-1975.
He has extensive experience as a consultant to correctional agencies and to executive, legislative and judicial officials. From 1986-1992 he served as a Technical Consultant to the Tennessee State Building Commission and the Select Senate/House Oversight Committee on Corrections, and from 1997-2000 he served as the Senior Correctional Consultant to the Tennessee Commissioner of Finance and Administration.
Benton is also the author of books on computing, such as Execucomp: Maximum Management with the New Computers (John Wiley Publishers, 1983) which has received numerous awards and citations.