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.


Spring 2016
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
27-JanGerald KaganGeneralURI Chemistry
29-JanGino RebussiniClandestine Drug and MethRoger Williams University
3-FebGino RebussiniDrug AnalysisRI State Forensic Lab
5-FebJim CliftCrime Scene Processing (Police)Providence Police Dept.
10-FebJoDon Edwards (URI)Crime sceneRI State Crime Lab
12-FebKirk YeagerExplosivesFBI
17-FebMark ZabinskiFingerprintsRI State Crime Lab
19-FebR. Chris O'BrienForensic Animal NecrophagyUniversity of New Haven
24-FebMark ZabinskiPhotosRI State Crime Lab
26-FebJeffrey LuberQuestioned DocumentSuffolk County Forensic
2-MarAlbert GiustiDWI related testingRI State Forensic Lab
4-MarVic Fay-WolfeComputer ForensicsURI Computer Science
9-MarAl HazenOrganized CrimeSaint Joseph's University
11-MarFrank GalloPolice Use of ForceWestern New England University
16-MarRobin FortunatiDNARI State Forensic Lab
23-MarSpring Break
25-MarRobin FortunatiDNARI State Forensic Lab
30-MarOtto Gregory MicroscopyURI Engineering
1-AprNeil ClappertonFirearms & Tool MarksRI State Crime Lab
6-AprVirginia Maxwell Glass & SoilU of New Haven
8-AprVirginia Maxwell Glass & SoilUniversity of New Haven
13-AprLaurie OgilvieForensic ToxicologyRI State Forensic Lab
15-AprLaurie Ogilvie Forensic ToxicologyRI State Forensic Lab
20-AprDan GreenfieldPsychiatryAlbert Einstein College of Medicine
22-AprDan GreenfieldPsychiatryAlbert Einstein College of Medicine
27-AprAmy DuhaimeTraceRI State Crime Lab
29-AprKim Freeland Gunshot Residue & ArsonRI State Crime Lab
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 Leuci - In MemoriamIs 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

Past Seminars


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