Seminar Series

The Forensic Science Seminar Series is offered each semester by the Forensic Science Partnership. Speakers represent the many different specialized areas of forensic science. The speakers present their real-life experience in their field. Seminars are offered for credit, but are also open to the public at no cost. Take a look at this semester's lineup! All seminars will be held on Fridays in Pastore 124 from 3:30 - 5:00 PM.


Fall 2015
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
18-SepRay HandelCharacteristics of Chemical ExplosivesCenter for Disaster & Human Assistance Medicine (CDHAM)
25-SepJohn HobbsAirport Explosives Detection: History, Airplane Bombings, and Future ResponsesVolpe NTSC (retired)
2-OctDan GreenfieldForensic Psychiatry in a NutshellClinical Prof. Neuroscience, Seton Hall
9-OctAnthony Amore81 Minutes: The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum HeistIsabella Stewart Gardner Museum (security)
16-OctAlan HazenTerrorist Investigations - Tale of the DinosaurSAC, DOJ Office of the Inspector General (retired)
23-OctBob LeuciIs it Time to Change our Approach to Drug EnforcementURI English Dept; NYPD (retired)
30-OctJohn WojtowiczTransportation Innovation-Is It Worth the Risk?VOLPE National Transportation Sys Center
6-NovSteve BurmeisterHow to Manage Terrorist EventsAustin Powder, FBI (retired)
13-NovElizabeth RosatoFBI Evidence Response Teams; forensic evidence collection for the FBIFBI, Providence Field Office
20-NovAmber KasbeerUnderstanding and Managing the Forensics of IEDsTSA Explosive Operation Branch
4-DecBrian DolphUS Coast Guard Research & Development Center...No Cookie Cutter Job Here!Maritime WMD & Law Enforcement Project Manager
Spring 2015
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
30-JanJimmie OxleyExplosive AnalysisURI Department of Chemistry
6-FebAdam HallMass Spectroscopy & Its Use in ForensicsNortheastern University
13-FebDavid DetoraDeath Scene InvestigationsRI Medical Examiner
20-FebJohn DruganForensic Analyses & Case StudiesMass State Forensic Lab
27-FebDennis HilliardBlood Alcohol Civil CasesRI State Crime Lab
6-MarLeslie NolanDrug ChemistryRI Dept of Health
13-MarLaurie OgilvieToxicologyRI Dept of Health
27-MarWalter WilliamsBlood Spatter AnalysisWarwick Police
3-AprMatt ZarellaK-9 Training & SearchesRISP (Retired)
10-AprPriya BanerjeeThe Medical Examiner's JobRI State Medical Examiner
17-AprPeter TytellDocument ExaminationForensic Research
24-AprAlbert GiustiBreath AnalysisRI Dept of Health

Past Seminars


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