While attending BYU Ben worked with the Children's Media Initiative, storyboarding The Toy Princess, How Much Land Does a Man Need?, and Heartache. He also illustrated and directed a CMI film called Work, which was a collaborative project with fellow alumni Danielle H. Palliser and Shane Atkinson. In 2008 Work was accepted for competition at the East Lansing Film Festival, which is held in Michigan during March.
From 2004 to 2006 Thevenin was also involved in the BYU Hands on a Camera project. He worked as a media literacy instructor for elementary and high school students, helping them become more aware of and involved in media, as well as helping them produce their own short documentary films.
Ben attended Florida State University from 2006 to 2008 and received an MA in Interdisciplinary Humanities with an emphasis in Media & Culture.
Thevenin presented Sharkboy Saves the Day: Multiculturalism in the Children's Films of Robert Rodriguez at Florida State University's 2007 Film & Literature conference. He presented "Homework for Dessert: Mulitiple Intelligences and Media Studies in the Home" at the National Association of Humanities Education's 2007 conference.
Thevenin finished his doctoral studies in Media Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder's School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He also works as an assistant editor for The National Association of Media Literacy Education's new online, interdisciplinary journal, The Journal of Media Literacy Education. In the fall of 2012 Ben returned to BYU and join the Media Arts Faculty for a year.