1-800-4-ALFRED (425-3733)

Wayne D Bensley

Position Title: Assistant Professor and Department Chair
Department: Physical and Life Sciences
Office Location: Physical and Health Sciences Bldg.
Office Phone: 607-587-4558

Master of Science in Forensic Science, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL (1994).

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, Syracuse University, Syarcuse, NY (1992).

Teaching Overview: 

Criminalistics Laboratory, UAB, Fall 1992

Criminalistics/Trace Evidence Lecturer, UAB, Winter 1993

General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory, Alfred State College, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009

Applied Chemical Principles Lecture and Laboratory, Alfred State College, Spring 2007 (Lab Only), Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009 

General Chemistry I Laboratory, Alfred State College, Fall 2007, Fall 2008 

Introduction to Forensic Technology, Alfred State College, Fall 2007, Fall 2008

Introductory Chemistry, Alfred State College, Spring 2009

Criminalistics I and II Lecture and Laboratory (Future), Alfred State College, Fall 2009, Spring 2010 

Professional Experience: 

Forensic Scientist, Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency, April 1995 - January, 2007.  Specializing in areas of Drug Chemistry and Trace Evidence Analysis.

Analystical Chemist, Stillbrook Environmental Testing Laboratory, Fairfield, AL, 1993-1994.  Chemical testing of water and soil samples.


Compilation of Mass Spectra of Underivatized and Derivatized Drugs of Abuse and Their Deuterated Analogs Used as Internal Standards, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1992-93.

Course Curriculum Development, Forensic Science Technology Program, Alfred State College, 2007-Present.

Publications and Events: 

"Improved Gas Chromatography/Mass Sepctrometry Analysis ofBarbiturates in Urine Using Centrifuge-Based Solid Phase Extraction, Methylation, with d5-Pentobarbital as Internal Standard," Journal of Forensic Science, November, 1994.

"Mass Spectrometric Fragmentation Characteristics of Underivatized and Derivatized Ephedrine, Norephedrine, Amphetamine, and Methamphetamine, and Deuterated Analogs of Amphetamine and Methamphetamine," Poster Presentation at 45th Annual Meeting of American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Boston, February, 1993.


American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), Criminalistics Section Member 

Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists (MAFS), Member 

Northeast Association of Forensic Scientists (NEAFS), Member

American Society of Crime Lab Directors (ASCLD), Academic Affiliate

Instructor, Presumptive Drug Testing, Marion County Arestee Processing Center Employees, November, 2004.

Instructor, Presumptive Drug Testing, Indianapolis Police Department Property Room Personnel, May, 2005-January, 2007.

Instructor, Nik Systems of Narcotic Identification, Lawrence, In. Police Department, September - October, 2005.

Faculty Senate Nominations, Elections, and Governance Committee, Alfred State College

Alfred State College Science Fair Committee Member and Judge, 2008 and 2009

Honors and Awards: 

Nominee for Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence, Alfred State College, Fall 2008.