James Madison University
PHOTO: Thomas Benzing

Thomas R. Benzing, Ph.D.

Professor, ISAT
Advisor, Madison Flyfishers
Professor-In-Residence, Waynesboro High School

  • Office: ISAT/CS 108
  • Phone: 540-568-2794
  • Email: benzintr@jmu.edu
  • Mailing Address:
    MSC 4102
    701 Carrier Drive
    Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807


  • Ph.D., Crop and Soil Sciences/ Environmental Toxicology, Michigan State University
  • M.S., Organic Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh
  • B.A., Chemistry, Franklin & Marshall College


  • Research scientist, South River Science Team
  • Research scientist, Shenandoah River Fish Kill Task Force
  • Certified Nutrient Management Planner, Virginia #255
  • Field scientist, Geraghty & Miller Groundwater Consultants

Scholarly Interests/Research Topics

  • applied chemical hydrology
  • water quality of rivers and streams
  • soil and water chemistry
  • nutrient management for sustainability
  • trout conservation and habitat restoration


  • University Hours
    May 11 - August 21
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday Thursday.
    8:00 a.m. - noon on Friday.

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