Mace Bentley

Mace Bentley

Department: Integrated Science and Technology

Areas of expertise:

  • Climate change
  • Geography
  • Weather

Bentley is a geographer who has teaching and research interests in weather-societal interactions and critical physical geography. This interdisciplinary research examines issues surrounding human-land-atmosphere interactions and works to untangle their complex, critical relationships.

Given the breadth of subjects found under the umbrella of geography, Bentley enjoys teaching a wide range of courses from climate change to understanding human cognition and environmental perception through film.

Bentley has plenty of media experience, having been a forecast meteorologist at The Weather Channel in Atlanta.

Bentley has a doctorate in geography from the University of Georgia, a master's degree in geography from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and bachelors degrees in geography and mathematics from Northern Kentucky University.


Media contact: Eric Gorton,, 540-908-1760.

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