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Laura Mahoney Benneyworth

Contact Information

Laura Mahoney Benneyworth

Laura Mahoney Benneyworth

Office: Jacobs 261

PMB 407702
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37240
Phone: 615-322-2739
Fax: 615-322-7012

Title

Ph.D. Candidate, Environmental Management, Vanderbilt University

Education

M.S., Geosciences, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
M.S., Biophysics, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
B.S., Biology, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

Professional Experience

GIS Analyst/Project Manager, AMEC Earth and Environmental, Nashville, TN, 2006-2010
Environmental Scientist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville, TN, 2001-2006
Client Services Manager/Senior Project Manager, Brown & Caldwell/ECKENFELDER, Inc., Nashville, TN, 1986-2001
Environmental Scientist, Bechtel National, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN, 1984-1986
ORAU Graduate Research Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, 1981-1983

Research Interests

  • Water security in Bangladesh
  • Geospatial analysis of water quality
  • Climate change and community resilience
  • Water resource management

Publications

Mahoney, L. and L. Bernstein (1999, June). "The Chester Waterfront Redevelopment Project: A Brownfield Conversion in Progress." Brown and Caldwell's Quarterly Magazine.

Mahoney, L., D. M. Petroff, and J. C. Batey (1996). "The Risk Implications of the Distribution of Chromium Forms in Environmental Media." Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment: Biomarkers and Risk Assessment 5, STP 1306, American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM): West Conshohocken, PA.

Mahoney, L., D. M. Petroff, and J. C. Batey (1996, June). "Using Modeled Ecological Risks as a Basis for Sediment Cleanup Levels," 96-RA111.04. Proceedings of the Air and Waste Management Association Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN.

Mahoney, L., S. B. Floit, J. C. Batey, and D. M. Petroff (1995). "Evaluation of the Use of Substitution Methods to Represent Nondetect Data." Superfund Risk Assessment in Soil Contamination Studies 2, ASTM 1264, American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM): Philadelphia, PA.

Mahoney, L., S. B. Floit, J. C. Batey, and D. M. Petroff (1995, May). "Evaluation of the Use of Substitution Methods to Represent Nondetect Data." Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation Specialty Conference Series: Toxic Substances in Water Environment, Assessment and Control, Cincinnati, OH.

Presentations

Benneyworth, L. M., M. Elson, T. Haskins, M. Zoccola, B. Shah, D. Greene, T. Johanboeke, and J. Albee (2009, July). Turning Data into Information at Wolf Creek Dam. ESRI International User's Conference, Washington, DC.

Benneyworth, L. M., M. Elson, T. Haskins, M. Zoccola, B. Shah, D. Greene, T. Johanboeke, and J. Albee (2009, April). Turning Data into Information at Wolf Creek Dam. USS Dams Annual Meeting and Conference, Nashville, TN.

Benneyworth, L. M., B. Shah, D. Greene, and M. Elson (2009, February). Integrated Database Management at Wolf Creek Dam. ESRI Federal User's Conference, Washington, DC.

Benneyworth, L. M., J. Heisler, K. Heeney, and J. Albee (2008, February). GIS Viewer Solutions for an Indiana Harbor Redevelopment Project. Indiana GIS Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Mahoney, L., D. J. Wilson and Robin A. Hoy (1999, November). A New Surface Water Model for Evaluation of Groundwater Discharge to the Delaware River. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Mahoney, L., S. B. Floit, D. M. Petroff and J. C. Batey (1995, November). Estimation of Ecological Risks Using a Food Web Model. Second World Congress of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), Vancouver, BC.

Hobbies and Interests

Tennis, yoga, cooking, biking, and gardening

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