University of Rhode Island
Forensic Science Partnership Seminar Series
Fall 1999
Date Person   Affliation Title
16-Sep Peter DeForest John Jay College Why a Graduate Degree Program in Forensic Science?
17-Sep Kevin Glynn Naval Criminal Investigative Service Internet Exploitation & Compromising of Computer Data
23-Sep David Uliss RI Dept of Health A Tour of the RI Forensic Lab
24-Sep Frank Platek US Food & Drug Administration Applications of SEM/EDX to Foods and Pharmaceutical Tampering & Counterfeiting
30-Sep Allyson Simons FBI A Overview of Forensic Examinations at the FBI
7-Oct Randy Bresee U. of  Tennessee Textile Analysis in Forensic Investigations
14-Oct Robert Hathaway RI State Crime Lab Ballistics
21-Oct Connie Fisher FBI Forensic Analysis of Mitochondrial DNA
28-Oct Carrie Whitcomb U Central Florida-NCFS Forensic Science in the Next Century
4-Nov Maurice Marshall Defence Research Agency Investigations of Explosions:  A U.K. Perspective
18-Nov MaryLou Fultz Bureau of ATF Overview of Forensic Examinations at ATF Labs
2-Dec Kathy Higgins NIST Explosive Standards
9-Dec Guy Vallaro U. Massachusetts Introduction to Post-Mortem ForensicToxicology
Spring 2000
Date Person Affliation Title
27-Jan Robert Foster Dept of Justice The Role of Scientific Experts in Environmental Law
3-Feb Kevin Glynn Naval Criminal Investigative Service Computer Security
10-Feb Elaine Pagliaro CT St Crime Lab The Importance for Biological Evidence in Criminal Investigations
17-Feb Don Housman Naval Criminal Investigative Service Forensics of Bloodspatter
24-Feb John Tresrail Michigan Reg. Poison Control Center Poisoners throughout History
2-Mar Joe DiZinno FBI Forensic Denistry
9-Mar Peter DeForest John Jay College Why a Graduate Degree Program in Forensic Science?
23-Mar Doug Ubelaker Smithsonian Case Studies in Forensic Anthropology
30-Mar Steve Burmeister FBI Operations of the FBI Laboratory's Chemistry Unit
6-Apr Mark Zaminski Cranston Police Using Fingerprints for Identification
13-Apr Richard Saferstein former NJ Crime Lab From Lindbergh to O.J. Simpson--the Expert Witness
20-Apr Gerald Kufta Kufta Consulting Investigation of Fires & Explosions
27-Apr Don Seigel Syracuse University Hydrogeochemistry of the World's Largest Landfill (Freshkill, NY)
4-May Eve Hinman Hinman Consulting Protecting Buildings Against the Effects of Explosions
University of Rhode Island
Forensic Science Partnership Seminar Series
Fall 2000
Date Person   Affliation Title
21-Sep Susan Ballou   NIST Moves of Murder: Tracking Forensic Clues
28-Sep Georgia Pasqualone Quinnipiac U. Forensic Nursing: the Real Sherlock Holmes
5-Oct Jim Streeter   CT State Police Questionable Document Examination
12-Oct Bob Carrothers   Nikon Forensic Photography
 Oct 13 Tony Carpi   John Jay College Forensic Research for Environmental Protection
19-Oct Lloyd Allen   LabEquip. Co Laser ablation of solids ICP/time-of-flight
26-Oct Ron L. Kelly   FBI Arson
2-Nov Alan Harper U NewHaven Discovery, Recovery & Identification of Human Remains
9-Nov Tom F. Jenkins   CRREL/US Army Chemical Detection of Land Mines: Characterization of the Chemical Signature
16-Nov Lyle O. Malotky   FAA Explosives Detection
17-Nov Chris Guglielmo   DEA Chemistry of Drugs
30-Nov Edward Bartick   FBI Forensic Application: IR & Raman Spectrocopy
7-Dec Drs. D. Latuzynski & J Schwartz   RI Medical Examiner Forensic Examinations
Spring 2001
Date Speaker   Speaker Affliation Title
25-Jan Randy Bresee   U Tennessee, Knoxville Textile Analysis in Forensic Investigations
1-Feb John Reid   Hampshire College, Amherst, MA Origins of Enslaved Africans found in NY African Burial Ground: Use of Sr Isotopes
8-Feb Henry Lee   Commissioner CT Crime Lab New Advances in Forensic Science
15-Feb Pete Hefferan   Cartridge Actuated Devices Smokeless Powders & Dust Explosions
22-Feb Steve Krueger   FBI--Explosives Unit Processing Bombing Crime Scenes
1-Mar Don Housman   Naval Criminal Investigative Service The Use of Bloodstains to Reconstruct Crime Scenes
8-Mar Dimitrios Karydas FM Global Insurance Insurance Investigations
15-Mar BREAK     Spring Break
22-Mar Ken Rahn   U of Rhode Island Neutron-activation Analysis of Bullets/Fragments from the JFK Assassination"
29-Mar Jim Whalen & Joe Penn   WestBay Psychiatric Assoc. Insanity, Psycopythy, School Violence
5-Apr Dennis Pincince   RI State Police, Criminal Invest. Processing the Crime Scene
12-Apr Amy Michaud   FBI-Trace Unit Examination of Trace Evidence
19-Apr Kathryn Kalasisky   Armed Forces Inst of Pathology Hair Analysis
26-Apr Ed Pierce   Warick Police (retired) Forenisc & Clinical Aspects of Ritual Crime
University of Rhode Island
Forensic Science Partnership Seminar Series
Fall 2001
Date Speaker   Affiliate Topic
13-Sep Dennis Hilliard RI State Crime Forensic Examination of Major League Baseballs
20-Sep BIll Murphy ATF Interactions Between the Criminal Investigator & the Forensic Scientist
27-Sep Jeff Norwitz NCIS Perspectives on Terrorism
4-Oct Joe Powell South Carolina Crime Lab Trace Evidence Solves Crimes
11-Oct Jimmie Oxley URI Forensic Science:  Emphasis on Explosives
18-Oct Neal Langerman Advanced Safety Consultants Shellmound: Industrial Arsenic & Lead Contamination Result In A $12.5 Million "Whodunit"
25-Oct Jeff Norwitz NCIS Spy Catching & Other Forensic Tales
1-Nov Sue Ballou NIST Murder Mystery: Piecing Together Forensic Clues
Nov. 8 Steve Kruger FBI FBI Explosives Unit Investigations
Nov. 15 Jim Cadigan FBI Firearms & Tools
Nov. 29 Meg McHenry FBI Questionable Documents
Dec. 6 Dave Thatcher RI Office of Criminal Investigations Electronic Metal Detection for Evidence Recovery
Spring 2002
Date Seminar Speaker Affliation Topic
24-Jan Jimmie Oxley URI History of Forensic Science
31-Jan Dennis Hilliard RI State Crime Lab Forensic Science-Back to the Basics
7-Feb Dr. Carl Selavka MA State Crime Lab Intro to the Crime Lab & Framing the Forensic Question:  Why OJ Didn't Want My Opinion
14-Feb Dr. Otto Gregory URI Microscope as a Forensic Tool
21-Feb Reddy Chamakura NY State Police Lab Internet & Forensic Science
28-Feb Bob OBrien CT State Crime Lab Gunshot Residue & Distance Determinations
7-Mar Keith Coonrod NY State Police Lab Needs in Forensic Science--a National & Local Perspective
  Spring Break    
21-Mar Dr. Bruce Hoadley U Mass Forensic Examination of Wood
28-Mar Tom Thurman EKU, former FBI Unique Aspects of Investigating Bombing Scenes
4-Apr Dr. Elaine Pagliaro CT State Crime Lab New Advances in Forensic DNA Analysis
11-Apr Dr. Virginia Maxwell CT State Crime Lab Forensic Analysis of Paint, Glass & Soil
18-Apr Maria Warner CT State Crime Lab Basic Hair & Fiber Examinations
25-Apr Robin Smith RI Health of Health DNA Scientific & Legal Issues
2-May Richard Gould   Brown U. Underwater Crime Scene Recording
University of Rhode Island
Forensic Science Partnership Seminar Series
Fall 2002
4:00-5:45 Seminar Speaker Affliation Topic
5-Sep Skip Ross Exponent Failure Analysis What Went Wrong?--Design Defects in Airplanes, Rockets,  Hotels
12-Sep Jeff Norwitz U.S. Naval War College 9/11  What Difference Does a Year Make?
17-Sep* Barry Scheck Benjamin N. Cardoza Law School Use Of DNA Testing In The Criminal Justice System
26-Sep Kirk Yeager FBI, Explosive Unit The Post-Blast Scene: Big Cases and Big Headaches
3-Oct Marc Weber Tobias Investigative Law Offices Locks, Safes and Security--Analyzing Bypass Potential
10-Oct Jack White Channel 12 News Media in Forensics
17-Oct Tim Pifer New Hampshire State Police Crime Lab Crime Lab Technologies
24-Oct Elaine Pagliaro CT State Crime Lab Expert Testimony & Forensic Ethics
31-Oct Ann Sarkes FBI, Terrorism Medical Aspects of Bioterrorism
7-Nov Jason H. Byrd Virginia Commonwealth U Maggots and Murder:  Forensic Entomology
14-Nov Eugene Rugala FBI, Serial Murder & Child Abduction Violent Crimes--Silence of the Lambs Fact or Fiction
21-Nov Constantine 'Gus' Karazulas Dentist Computerization of Bitemark Evidence
28-Nov Thanksgiving      
All talks Thursdays, 4-5:30 pm in Pastore124 except Dr. Scheck's.
*Dr. Scheck will speak Tuesday Sept. 17 at 7 pm in Chafee 271 at part of the URI Honors Colloquium
Spring 2003
4:00-5:45 Seminar Speaker Affliation Topic
23-Jan Adel Irrizary RI Attorney General's Office NIBIN - Firearms Identification Network
30-Jan Det. Patricia Cornell Providence Police Facial Reconstruction
6-Feb Mark Zabinski Cranston Police (ret) Advanced Methods in Latent Print Development
13-Feb Nancy Haley RI Dept of Health Forensic Toxicology
20-Feb Chris Emerson North Kingston Police Internet Crimes Against Children
27-Feb Matthew Cassiere Consultant Con Men: Fraud, Confidence Crime, and the Occult
6-Mar Carl Chasteen Florida State Fire Marshall's Lab Fire Debris Analysis
20-Mar Michael A. DiLauro Assistant Public Defender Forensic Science and the Defense Lawyer
27-Mar Michael Baden New York City Medical Examiner (ret) FS pathology
3-Apr Lt Ken Patenaude North Hampton (MA) Police Eye Witness Tetimony - Reliability
10-Apr Williams Walter Warwick Police Dept Blood Spatter
17-Apr Owen Walker Federal Defense Attorney How an Attorney uses Forensic Evidence
24-Apr Carol Henderson Nova University Expert Witness Testimony
1-May Sp Ag Robert McFaddon Naval Criminal Investigative Service  


Fall 2003
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
11-SepJohn DruganInvestigations at Mass State Police LabMass State Police
18-SepJeff NorwitzPsychological Consultation to Federal Law EnforcementNaval Criminal Investigative Service
25-SepGerald KuftaInvestigation of Fires and ExplosionsKufta Consulting
2-OctJohn EnrightLaw Enforcement Anti-Terrorism Efforts and the Task ForceLaw Enforcement Initiatives
9-OctHarri KytomaaThermal Science and Engineering in Fire and Explosion InvestigationExponent
16-OctJack HubballSelect Look at Investigations at CT Forensic LabState Conn. Dept Public Safety
23-OctJohn P. LeoInvestigation of Incidents Involving Hazardous WasteRI Dept of Environmental Management
30-OctKathryn KalasiskyHair AnalysisArmed Forces Institute of Pathology
6-NovKathy HigginsForensic Science in the War on TerrorismNational Institute of Standards and Testing
13-NovMike LeoneExplosives Investigations at the FBIFBI
20-NovSharon Nelson & John SimekComputer ForensicsSensei Enterprises
4-DecCarla M. NozigliaThe Real CSI and Forensic Science in AfricaSenior Forensic Advisor, Tanzania

Spring 2004
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
23-JanElaine PagliaroCrime Laboratory OverviewCT State Crime Lab
30-JanGino RebussiniClandestine Laboratory InvestigationsRI Department of Health
6-FebDr. Otto GregoryMicroscope as a Forensic ToolURI Engineering
13-FebDet. Patricia CornellCrime Scene InvestigationProvidence Police
20-FebTom ThurmanExplosion Scene & PanAm 103Eastern Kentucky
27-FebNancy HaleyDrug AnalysisRI Department of Health
5-MarMark ZabinskiFingerprintCranston Police (retired)
19-MarDr. Virginia MaxwellForensic Analysis of Paint, Glass and SoilCT State Crime Lab
26-MarJeff MorrowTracking the Cold ScentNaval Criminal Investigative Service
2-AprJohn LentiniInvestigating Fire ScenesApplied Technical Service
9-AprRobin SmithDNA Scientific and Legal IssuesRI Department of Health
16-AprDr. Herb MacDonellApplied Forensic ScienceConsultant
30-AprKathleen CanningViolent Crimes against Children and ProfilingFBI

Fall 2004
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
10-Sep Jimmie Oxley Introduction to Forensic Science URI
17-Sep Jeff Norwitz Processes and Organizations for Fighting Terrorism NCIS
24-Sep Martin Bide Textiles: Analysis & Forensics URI
1-Oct Daniel Dickerman, John Killian Electronic Crimes & Computer Forensics IRS & RI State Police
8-Oct Ann Marie Mires Forensic Anthropology MA
15-Oct William Deso Chemistry at the US Secret Service Secret Service
22-Oct Skip Voorhees Microscopy & Chemistry Put Him in Jail USPIS Crime Lab
29-Oct Cyrill Wecht Controversial & Complex Cases: Challenges for the Forensic Pathologist Coroner of Allegheny County, PA
5-Nov Mark Witowski Food / Chemist FDA
12-Nov Joseph Blozis Crime Scene Investigations NYPD
19-Nov Bob Leuci Ethics & Criminal Justice Employers NYPD retired
Thanksgiving Break
3-Dec David Jones Explosives CREL
10-Dec James Starrs Path / Cold Cases GWU


Spring 2005
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
28-Jan Hebert MacDonell Using People to Solve Crimes Forensic Lab (NY)
4-Feb Al Harper Recovery & Identification of Human Remains University of New Haven (CT)
11-Feb Nancy Haley Forensic Toxicity RI Forensic Lab (retired)
18-Feb Mark Zabinski Using Fingerprints for Identification IRS & RI State Crime Lab
25-Feb Mark Tobias Locks, Safes, Polygraph Investigative Law Offices (SD)
4-Mar John Chatterton Underwater Forensics Lone Wolf Productions
11-Mar Eugene Rugala Violent Crimes--Silence of the Lambs Fact or Fiction FBI, Analysis of Violent Crime (VA)
Spring Break
25-Mar Richard Saferstein Lindbergh to O.J. Simpson--the Expert Witness in Court New Jersey Crime Lab (retired)
1-Apr Don Housman The Use of Bloodstains to Reconstruct Crime Scenes Naval Criminal Investigative Service
8-Apr Anthony Carpi Forensic Research for Environmental Protection John Jay College
15-Apr Dennis Pincince Forensic Video Analysis State Police
22-Apr Jason Byrd Entomology Medical Examiner's Office Daytona Beach
29-Apr Doug Ubelaker Case Studies in Forensic Anthropology Smithsonian
6-May Maurice Marshall, OBE Explosives Scenes--Forensics Forensic Explosive Lab (UK) (retired)


Fall 2005
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
16-Sep Eric Stauffer Examination of Automotive Light Bulbs: An important step in road accident investigations MME Forensic Services
23-Sep Azriel Gorski Trace Evidence Modern & Ancient University of New Haven (CT)
30-Sep Beth Zielinski-Habershaw Molecular Techniques: DNA fingerprinting & PCR Brown University
7-Oct Illa Simmons Trace Evidence SC Law Enforcement
14-Oct Mary Jane Clark "Forensics and Fiction ... A Little Knowledge Can Be a Dangerous Thing" Author
21-Oct Victor Fay-Wolfe Computer Forensics URI Computer Science
28-Oct Robert Cody Mass Spectrometry: An Essential Forensic Tool JEOL
4-Nov Kirk Yeager The Post-Blast Scene: Big Cases, Big Headaches FBI Explosives Unit
18-Nov Frank Platek Application of SEM/EDX to Foods and Pharmaceutical Tampering & Counterfeiting FDA
Thanksgiving Break
2-DEC Cliff Dutton Electronic Discovery IBIS Consulting
9-Dec Donna Brandelli Case Studies in Teamwork: An essential element of major crime scene investigations LA County Sheriff

Spring 2006
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
27-JanNancy HaleyForensic ToxicologyRI Forensic Lab
3-FebGino RebussiniDate-Rape DrugsRI Forensic Lab
10-FebDennis HilliardPhysical EvidenceRI Crime Lab
17-FebRobert HathawayFirearm and Tool MarksRI Crime Lab
24-FebPat CornellCrime Scene InvestigationsProvidence Police
3-MarKevin MurphyArson-Scene InvestigationRI Fire Marshall
10-MarMark ZabinskiFingerprintsRI Crime Lab
24-MarDr. Virginia MaxwellCrime Scenes Glass, Paint and SoilCT State Crime Lab
31-MarWalter WilliamsBlood SpatterWarwick Police Department
7-AprRobin SmithDNARI Forensic Lab
14-AprLiz ZiolkowskiBlood PatternBoston Crime Lab
21-AprDr. James WhalenNot Guilty, by Reason of InsanityConsultant
28-AprDr. Dorota LatuzynskiME ExaminationsRI ME

Fall 2006
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
8-SepJimmie OxleyOverview of Forensic ScienceURI Department of Chemistry
15-SepDennis HilliardCSI at URIRI State Crime Lab
22-SepRichard EspositoControlling the MediaABC
29-SepMark TobiasPolygraph & Lock BumpingInvestigative Law Offices (SD)
6-OctPaul WaggonerBomb DogsAuburn University
13-OctJimmie OxleyStudying Explosives at URIURI Department of Chemistry
20-OctMatt ZarellaTraining Search DogsRI State Police
27-OctJeff NorwitzIs the War Against Terrorism a World War?Naval War College
3-NovYossi AlmogTracking the Suicide BomberIsrael Police
10-NovMort MooreAlcohol & Pedestrian/Vehicular AccidentsCausation Analysis
17-NovBarry FisherForensic AnalysesLA County Sheriff’s Deputy
1-DecJohn DeHannForensics of Fire InvestigationsEditor, Kirk’s Fire Investigations
8-DecMichael Peat, PhD.Forensic ToxicologyEditor, Journal Forensic Science

Spring 2007
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
2-FebDon MongAccident ReconstructionEast Greenwich Police
9-FebMax HouckTrace Evidence AnalysisWest Virginia U (retired FBI)
16-FebPaul RobertiOpposition to Liquefied Natural Gas Terminals Post-9/11RI Assist Attorney General
23-FebAndy RosenzweigCold Case InvestigationsConsultant
2-MarJames WesleyThe New Youth Drug Culture 2007Consultant
9-MarDavid FisherDNA in the City that Doesn’t Sleep: Forensics in NYCNYC Medical Examiner
16-MarMichael HynesNuclear ForensicsRaytheon
30-MarKelly MountFBI Explosive InvestigationsFBI Explosives Unit
6-AprMahmoud ElSohlyMarijuana in ForensicsUniversity of Mississippi
13-AprEJ WagnerSuperstition, Science and Sherlock HolmesWriter, criminal historian
20-AprLt. Guy CasarellaChem/Bio TerrorismRI National Guard
27-AprPeter M. ValloneAdvances in the Field of Forensic DNA TypingNIST

Fall 2007
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
7-SepJimmie OxleyOverview of Forensic ScienceURI Department of Chemistry
14-SepMark ZabinskiFingerprintsCranston Police (retired)
21-SepKim FreelandTraceRI State Crime Lab
28-SepDavid DeToraTBAME, State of RI
5-OctMaryLou FultzExplosivesATF, Postal retired
12-OctDr. John TresrailMurder by PoisonMichigan Reg. Poison Control Center
19-OctProf. Mark GenestTerrorismNaval War College
26-OctMarc Weber TobiasLocks, Safes and SecurityInvestigative Law Offices (SD)
2-NovDr. Thomas GilsonMedical ExaminationState of RI
9-NovDr. Rick SnowForensic AnthropologyGeorgia Bureau of Investigation
16-NovDr. Wade MyersForensic PsychiatryUSF; Tampa, FL
30-NovMark MatteoTelecommunications Exploits and How They Affect ForensicsCOX
7-DecMichael HynesNuclear ForensicsRaytheon


Spring 2008
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
25-Jan Jimmie Oxley Introduction ot Forensics URI, Chemistry
1-Feb David Thatcher Forensic Engineering Analysis of SUV Rollover Accidents Director of the Engineering Institute
8-Feb David Thatcher Metal Detection at Crime Scenes Crime Lab Assoc.
15-Feb Virginia Maxwell Glass & Soil Univ. New Haven
22-Feb Walt Williams Intro to Blood Spatter Analysis Warwick Police Dept.
29-Feb Gerry Durand Woonsocket Serial Killer Woonsocket Police
7-Mar Kenneth Zercie Reconstruction/Document Examine CT State Crime Lab
    Spring Break  
28-Mar Gino Rebussini Drugs RI Forensic Lab
4-Apr Skip Vorrhees Fraud Investigations US Postal Lab
11-Apr Michael Bourke DNA CT State Crime Lab
18-Apr Kirk Yeager Investigating Bomb Scenes FBI Lab
25-Apr Rob Buco Mass Sprectoscopy Shimadzu

Fall 2008
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
5-SepGuy CasarellaWMD: An OverviewNuclear Medical Science Office
12-SepPeter GinaittReadiness of Terrorism ActsLifeSpan
19-SepVincent DesiderioAnalysis of Trace Evidence in the Forensic LabNJ State Police Office of Forensics
26-SepHerbie DiFonzoLegal Aspects of DNAHofstra University Law School
3-OctBob LeuciEthics and the Criminal Justice EmployeeNYPD (retired)
10-OctElizabeth LaPosataThe Medical ExaminerRI Medical Examiner (retired)
17-OctGil SapirThe Expert WitnessForensic Consultant and Attorney
24-OctNeal LangermanChemical InvestigationsAdvanced Safety Consultant
31-OctRobin CottonDNA AnalysisDirector Biomedical Forensic Science, Boston U
7-NovTom ThurmanExplosive IncidentsProfessor Eastern Kentucky University
14-NovDavid SmithMass Disaster, Incident CommandRI Emergency Management
21-NovAnthony AmoreArt TheftIsabella Stewart Gardner Museum
5-DecDonna BrandelliMultidisciplined Approach to CSILA County Sheriff’s Dept. Science


Spring 2009
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
23-Jan Jimmie Oxley Introduction URI, Chemistry
30-Jan Lawrence Kobilinsky Forensic DNA Analysis-The Gold Standard John Jay College, Forensic Science
6-Feb Chris Tuttle Challenge in Protecting & Responding to Explosive Incident in Mass Transit Emergency Operations at Port Authority of NY & NJ Public Safety Department
13-Feb Peter Ginaitt Readiness of Terrorism Acts LifeSpan
20-Feb Amit Gavish Homeland Security-Lessons Learned from Israel SSC Intel
27-Feb Victor Fay-Wolfe Computer Forensics URI, Computer Science
6-Mar Doug Bauer Using Science to Solve the National Security Problem Dept. of Homeland Security Science & Technology
13-Mar Mark Tobias High Security Facilities: Why Locks & Access Control May Not Protect Them Investigative Law Offices (SD)
27-Mar Jeffrey Norwitz Closing Guantanamo: What Comes Next? Naval War College; National Security Studies
3-Apr Bob Hathway Conspiracy Theories-Trace Evidence in ML King Case Rhode Island State Crime Lab
10-Apr Stacey Veroni A Prosecutor's View RI Assistant Attorney General
17-Apr Carl Selavka "Distance-Forensics" to Support the New World Head MA Forensic Lab (retired)
24-Apr Ted Schwartz Importance of Trace & Impression Evidence Westchester County (NY) Forensic Laboratory


Fall 2009
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
18-Sept Tom Groff Bomb Squad as a Job RI State Bomb Squad
25-Sept John Kerwick Training Bomb Detection Canines NY City MTA Police
2-Oct Doug Ubelaker Case Studies in Forensic Anthropology Smithsonian Institute
9-Oct Nate Lewis Explosive Detection Caltech
16-Oct John Leo Investigation of Incidents involving Hazardous Waste RI Dept of Environmental Management
23-Oct Steve Batzer Forensic Engineering Analysis of The Origin of the Species Engineering Institute
30-Oct Guy Casarella WMD Agents Nuclear Medical Sci Off, RI Nat. Guard
6-Nov TBA
13-Nov Gary Settles The Aerodynamics of a Dog's Nose Pennsylvania State U
20-Nov Wade Myers Forensic psychiatry Brown Medical School
4-Dec Elaine Pagliaro Cold Cases
11-Dec John Aherne Railroad Safety DHS

Spring 2010
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
27-JanJimmie OxleyIntroduction to ForensicsURI, Chemistry
29-JanDet. Patty CornellCrime SceneProvidence Police
3-FebDennis HilliardEvidenceDir. RI State Crime Lab
5-FebDr. Gino RebussiniDrugsRI Forensic Lab
10-FebDr. Gino RebussiniDrugsRI Forensic Lab
12-FebAmy DuhaimeHairs, Fibers, PaintRI State Crime Lab
17-FebAmy DuhaimeHair, Fibers, PaintRI State Crime Lab
19-FebDr. Robin SmithSerology & DNARI Forensic Lab
24-FebDr. Robin SmithSerology & DNARI Forensic Lab
26-FebDr. Marc GenestLogic of Terrorism: How the Weak Defeat the PowerfulNaval War College
3-MarAmy DuhaimeArsonRI State Crime Lab
5-MarDr. Yossi AlmogExplosives Detection in IsraelIsraeli Police Lab, Prof. HUJI
10-MarJim SmithChemical AnalysisURI, Chemistry
12-MarDr. Virginia MaxwellGlass & SoilU New Haven
17-MarDr. Gino RebussiniDrugsRI Forensic Lab
19-MarRon KellyArsonFBI
31-MarDr. Robin SmithForensic ToxicologyRI Forensic Lab
2-AprBill McCombeSecurityHead of Security Block Island Ferry
7-AprJohn KillianComputer Crime InvestigationsRI State Police
9-AprMark ZabinskiFingerprintsRI State Crime Lab
14-AprDr. Virginia MaxwellGlass, Soil, Other TraceU New Haven
16-AprWalt WilliamsBlood Before the LabWarwick Police Dept
21-AprMike PlatekMicroscopyURI, Engineering
23-AprRobin SmithForensic ToxicologyRI Forensic Lab
28-AprMark ZabinskiFingerprintsRI State Crime Lab
30-AprDr. Starnes WalkerForensic Science Integration in DHSDHS

Fall 2010
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
17-SepThomas GroffExplosive Threat and IED Incidents, a view of street level response RI State Fire Marshall
24-SepPat BeauchampCelestial Forensics: Missions to Titan, an Enigmatic Moon of SaturnJet Propulsion Laboratory
1-OctAmy DiverNAS Report on Forensic Science: A Firearms Examiner's PerspectiveFirearms Examiner & Founder,
8-OctJohn LeoThe Floods of 2010 & the Aftermath of the Spills & CleanupsRI Dept Environmental Management
15-OctRobert B. KimseyForensic Entomology: Introduction, Strengths, and Limitations U California, Davis
22-OctAnthony AmoreThe Three Most Significant Art Thefts in AmericaHead of I.S. Gardner Museum Security
29-OctCarl CzajkowskiHomeland Security Initiatives at Brookhaven National LabNonproliferation & National Security, Brookhaven National Lab
5-NovSarah ChuInnocence Project & the NAS ReportInnocence Project
12-NovMarilyn LondonWhat Bones Can and Can't Tell UsSmithsonian
19-NovConstantine GatsonisThe NAS Recommendations For the Forensic DisciplinesCenter for Statistical Sciences, Brown
3-DecWilliam SmithOverview of Expert & Scientific Testimony in Federal CourtU.S. Court of Appeals

Spring 2011
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
4-FebNeil ClappertonForensic Firearm and Toolmark Examination: Impact on the Criminal Justice SystemRhode Island State Crime Laboratory
11-FebJudith CrowellHow can I defend those guilty people day after day after day!Criminal Defense Lawyer, Providence, RI
18-FebLou WainwrightThree Approaches to X-Ray Detection of ExplosivesAmerican Science and Engineering
25-FebShannon FoxPreventing Bomb Formation - Project Jack Rabbit: Spring 2010 Chlorine and Ammonia Field ReleasesDepartment of Homeland Security
4-MarHerbert MacDonellBloodstain Pattern SignificancePrivate Forensic Science Expert
11-MarDr. Suzanne BellArsenic & the History of Forensic ScienceWest Virginia University
18-MarDr.Tammy BarretteNo Bones About It: The Necessity of Forensic Anthropology in Medicolegal Death InvestigationKeystone College
1-AprKathy Higgins & Skip VoorheseInteresting Things that the Government is doing for the Community: Aiding the First Responders & Team Leader, Sterling FacilityDepartment of Homeland Security
8-AprDaniel DickermanThe Technology behind Investigating Complex Financial Crimes in the 21st CenturyIRS Criminal Investigation
Electronic Crimes
15-AprFrank WilliamsLincoln Assassination in Law and Lore: An Examination of the Military Commission and EvidenceRI Supreme Court
22-AprJeff NorwitzTerrorism: Domestic and Global TrendsConsultation and Executive Education Services
29-AprJimmie OxleyExplosive Research for SecurityDepartment of Chemistry
University of Rhode Island

Fall 2011
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
9-SepCheryl SwyersFraud & Financial CrimeUnited States Postal Inspector - Boston Division
16-SepPriya BanerjeeDeath InvestigationsRI Medical Examiner
23-SepJoseph ErreraForensics & Crime Scene InvestigationsFBI Boston/RI field office
30-SepAdam HallInstrumental Analysis of EvidenceBoston University
7-OctMark TobiasPhysical SecurityLock Expert
14-OctBob LeuciEthics & the Criminal Justice EmployeeNYPD (retired)
21-OctBob FitzpatrickThe Essence of ProfilingFBI (retired)
28-OctPat BeauchampPlanetary ProtectionJet Propulsion Lab
18-NovRita Vazques-Torres & David AudetScience & Technology for the SoldierNatick Soldier RD&E
9-DecBob FitzpatrickBetrayal -- FBI Chase of 'Whitey' BulgerFBI (retired)

Spring 2012
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
25-JanDennis HilliardEvidenceRI State Crime Laboratory
27-JanDennis HilliardIntroduction to ForensicsRI State Crime Laboratory
1-FebJimmy OxleyAnalysisUniversity of Rhode Island
3-FebKen ZercieCrime Scene to Crime LaboratoryConnecticut State Crime Lab
8-FebJim SmithAnalysisUniversity of Rhode Island
10-FebVictor Fey WolfeComputer ForensicsURI Computer Sciences
15-FebMike PlatekMicroscopyURI Engineering
17-FebGino RebussiniDrugsRI Forensics Lab (retired)
22-FebGino RebussiniDrugsRI Forensics Lab (retired)
24-FebWalter WilliamsBlood before the LaboratoryWarwick Police Department
29-FebAmy DuhaimeHair, fibers & PaintRI State Crime Laboratory
2-MarVirginia MaxwellGlass and SoilUniversity of New Haven
7-MarVirginia MaxwellGlass, Soil and Other TraceUniversity of New Haven
9-MarMark ZabinskiFingerprintsRI State Crime Laboratory
21-MarMichael NolanFire InvestigationNEFCO Fire Investigations
23-MarMichael NolanFire InvestigationNEFCO Fire Investigations
28-MarJimmie OxleyExplosivesUniversity of Rhode Island
30-MarWade MyersInsanity DefenseBrown University Medical School
4-AprMark ZabinskiFingerprintsRI State Crime Laboratory
6-AprCara LupinoDNARI Forensic Laboratory
11-AprCara LupinoDNARI Forensic Laboratory
13-AprLaurie OlgivieForensic ToxicologyRI Forensic Laboratory
18-AprLaurie OlgivieForensic ToxicologyRI Forensic Laboratory
20-AprJames StreeterHandwriting and Document ExaminationsNorth East Forensics, LLC
25-AprJohn KillianComputer Crime InvestigationsRI State Police

Fall 2012
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
7-SepDr. Albert KauschDNA Based Forensics and DNA Data-BasingURI College of Environmental and Life Sciences; Founder and President of West Kingston, RI
14-SepDennis HilliardBasic ForensicsURI RI State Crime Lab
21-SepMarc TobiasLock, Guns & LiesSouth Dakota
28-SepMichael CobleHistorical Investigations using Forensic DNA MarkersNIST
5-OctMichael DiLauroWhen the Criminal Justice System Fails: Recent Efforts at Reform in RI & ElsewhereRI Public Defenders office PVD
12-OctCyril WechtChallenges for the Forensic PathologistPenn State Medical Examiner (ret)
19-OctDavid BenjaminForensic ToxicologyPrivate Consultant MA
26-OctRick LautenbachTarget: Inside Our Forensic Services LaboratoryTarget, Forensic Lab
2-NovElaine PagliaroForensic Challenges of Cold Cases?CT Forensic Lab (ret)
9-NovGerald DurandWoonsocket Serial Homicide CaseWoonsocket Police (ret)
16-NovChris RigopoulosExplosives at the FBIFBI
30-NovElizabeth FontaineFrom URI to FBIFBI, Latent prints

Spring 2013
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
25-JanJimmie OxleyIntroduction to Forensic ScienceURI Department of Chemistry
1-FebDennis HilliardBlood Alcohol LevelsURI RI State Crime Lab
8-FebCyril WechtWeather cancellationUniversity of Pittsburgh
15-FebSue BallouMisinterpretation of the Science in Forensic Science by Just Being HumanNIST
22-FebJohn DruganExplosive AnalysisMA State Police Crime Laboratory
1-MarTed GatchelThe Munroe Effect: Scientific Accident to Battlefield Success & BeyondNaval War College (ret)
8-MarCyril WechtControversial & Complex Cases: Challenges for the Forensic PathologistUniversity of Pittsburgh
22-MarVictor Fay-WolfeDigital ForensicsURI Computer Science & Statistics
29-MarJohn LeoHurricane Sandy AftermathsRI Emergency Management Agency
5-AprDoug KlapecATF Case StudiesATF
12-AprRuss WebsterUnderstanding Disaster Psychology: Why Some Die & Others Don't Federal Emergency Management Agency
19-AprRobert ThompsonFirearm Identification in the Forensic Science LabNIST
26-AprMaurice MarshallForensics of ExplosionsUK Ministry of Defense

Fall 2013
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
13-SepRobert FitzpatrickPost Mortem on BulgerFBI (ret)
20-SepDr. Cyril WechtSome of My Most Interesting CasesPA State Coroner
27-SepElizabeth Trendowski & Dr. Michael McCabeThe Dram ShopRobson Forensics
4-OctDebbie SurabianSoil Characteristics that Impact Clandestine Graves & GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar) InvestigationsU.S. Department of Agriculture
11-OctDr. Daniel GreenfieldBeyond Holmes: A Curious Case of NeurosyphilisProf. of Neuroscience
Seton Hall Univ.
18-OctDr. Neal LangermanQuo Vadis: Laboratory Safety after UCLAAdvanced Chemical-Safety
25-OctPeter HefferanHistory of Black PowderU.S. Army Picatinny
1-NovLauren HannonForensic ArchaeologyForensics
8-NovShawn DolanFingerprint AnalysisForensic Consulting
15-NovDr. Michael SigmanForensic Research and Analysis of Smokeless PowdersDirector National Center Forensic Science (UCF)
22-NovJoan MeadMicrobial Forensics in Biocrime FictionRI author
29-NovTHANKSGIVING BREAK - No Forensics seminar
6-DecKenneth MartinCrime Scene ProcessingMA State Police (ret)

Spring 2014
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
24-JanDennis HilliardIntroduction to ForensicsR.I. State Crime Lab
29-JanMike PlatekMicroscopyURI, Engineering
31-JanTed SchwartzTrace Evidence & Scene ReconstructionWestchester NY Forensic Lab
5-FebVictor Fey WolfeComputer ForensicsURI Computer Science
7-FebCara Lupino DNARI Forensic Lab
12-FebCara Lupino DNARI Forensic Lab
14-FebGino RebussiniDrugsRI Forensic Lab (ret)
19-FebGino RebussiniDrugsRI Forensic Lab (ret)
21-FebLaurie OgilvieForensic ToxicologyRI Forensic Lab
26-FebLaurie OgilvieForensic ToxicologyRI Forensic Lab
28-FebMarc TobiasLocks & Lie DetectorInvestigative Law Offices (SD)
5-MarBruce QuinnArson InvestigationRI State Fire Marshal
7-MarTom ThurmanPan Am Flight 103Eastern Kentucky University
19-MarJane NorthupCourt TestimonyRI State Crime Lab
21-MarMark ZabinskiFingerprintsRI State Crime Lab
26-MarMark ZabinskiFingerprintsRI Crime Lab
28-MarVirginia MaxwellGlass & SoilUniversity of New Haven
2-AprDr. Virginia MaxwellGlass & SoilURI College of Pharmacy
4-AprElayne SchwartzDNAWestchester NY Forensic Lab
9-AprJudy CarrollEthicsURI College of Pharmacy
11-AprDonna BrandelliCrime SceneTorrance, CA PD Lab
16-AprDonna BrandelliCrime SceneTorrance, CA PD Lab (ret)
18-AprKim Freeland TraceRI State Crime Lab
23-AprKim Freeland TraceRI State Crime Lab
25-AprKaren LynchCODISRI Forensic Lab

Fall 2014
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
12-SepVictor Fay-WolfeCyber SecurityURI Comuter Science Department
19-SepRobert LeuciThe French Connection RevisitedNYPD (ret) URI English Department
26-SepRobert FitzpatrickBulger et. al.FBI (ret)
3-OctDaniel GreenfieldThe Madness of King George: Several Somatoforensic CasesSeton Hall University
10-OctSteven O'DellCivilian Crime Scene AnalystsBaltimore PD Crime Lab
17-OctJohn JarrellDefective Products and Personal InjuryMaterials Science Associates, LLC
24-OctDebbie SurabianSoil Characteristics that Impact Clandestine Graves & the Use of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
31-OctElaine PagliaroForensic InvestigationsUniversity of New Haven
7-NovSean ReddyArson Investigations w/CanineProvidence Fire Prevention Bureau
14-NovBarry LoganForensic Toxicology TrendsNational Medical Services Laboratories
21-NovGino RebussiniStreet Drugs & the Forensic LaboratoryRoger Williams University
28-NovThanksgiving Holiday
5-DecMike DiLauroJohn Gordon: The Coldest Case in Rhode IslandRI Office of the Public Defender

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

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

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 2016
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
9-SepJimmie OxleyForensic Science: An OverviewURI Chemistry
16-SepRobin CottonForensic DNA Testing: Current Methods and ChallengesBoston University
23-SepEric GahaganHandling Bomb ThreatsOPS15
30-SepMark LinhardAccelerant & Electronic Storage Detection Canine TrainingCT State Police K9 Unit
7-OctMarcela NajarroNIST Trace Contraband Detection ProgramNational Institute of Standards and Technology
14-OctMichael SigmanValidating Forensic Inference: A Likelihood Ratio ApproachUniversity of Central Florida
21-OctAl HazenThe Various Forensic Sciences Used in Solving Criminal CasesInspector General (retired)/
St. Joseph University
28-OctDan GreenfieldForensic Psychiatry in a NutshellSeton Hall University
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
4-NovDoug KlapecCase Studies from the ATF Forensic Science LaboratoryBureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
18-NovEd PierceLaw Enforcement Issues with Non-Traditional GroupsWarwick Police Dep. (retired)
2-DecMelissa TaylorHuman Factors and Forensic Science: Understanding Human Error NatureNational Institute of Standards and Technology
9-DecVincent DesiderioPostal Forensics: Using Science to Protect the US Postal Service & Its CustomersUS Postal Inspection Service

Spring 2017
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
25-JanJimmie OxleyIntroductionURI Chemistry
27-JanMark TobiasThe Security Threat from 3D Printing & Scanning TechnologyAttorney
1-FebGerald KaganWorking at the NYPD Forensic LabURI Chemistry
3-FebVirginia MaxwellGlass and Soil EvidenceU New Haven
8-FebGino RebussiniStreet DrugsRI Forensic Lab (retired)
10-FebJames CliftCrime Scene Processing in the CityBCI Detective Providence PD
15-FebGino RebussiniClan Lab DrugsRI Forensic Lab (retired)
17-FebTim KupferschmidThe Medical Examiner--Challenges for Today & TomorrowDirector NYC OCME
22-FebJane NorthupQuality & Lab Safety in ForensicsRI State Crime Lab
24-FebTim WhiteNew England La Cosa NostraWPRI TV Investigative Reporter
1-MarNeil ClappertonFirearms & Tool MarksRI State Crime Lab
3-MarBarbara CostelloThe Role of Friends in Crime and ConformityURI Professor, Sociology
8-MarCara LupinoDNARI Forensic Lab (retired)
10-MarJack LevinMass & Serial MurdersAuthor
13-MarSpring Break
22-MarLaurie OgilvieForensic Toxicology RI Dept. of Health Forensic Toxicology Laboratory
24-MarElaine PagliaroPost-Conviction ForensicsCT State Forensic Lab (retired)
29-MarWalt WilliamsCrime ScenesWarwick Police
31-MarJudith CrowellDefending the GuiltyAttorney
5-AprMark ZabinskiFingerprintsRI State Crime Lab
7-AprRoderick KennedyForensic Science: Judicial Gate Keeping Judge (retired)
12-AprStudent Presentations (25 minutes)
14-AprRobert FosterForensic Science in Chemical Weapons DisposalAttorney
19-AprStudent Presentations (25 minutes)
21-AprDon HayesThe Boston Strangler Case RevistedDirector Boston PD Forensic Lab
26-AprStudent Presentations (25 minutes)
28-AprMaurice MarshallRunning a Large Forensic Explosive LabDefense Science & Technology Lab (retired)

Fall 2017
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
8-SepDennis HilliardCSI@URIRI State Crime Lab
15-SepEric GahaganExtreme ForensicsMass Bomb Squad (ret)
22-SepPriya Banerjee Overview of Death Investigation and Forensic PathologyRI Medical Examiner
29-SepKen Zercie The Crime Scene: Where Forensic Science StartsCT State Crim Lab (ret)
6-OctSean Boyce The Pony ExpressUS Postal Inspector
13-OctDanny Sendroff Facial Recognition & Machine-Readable Zone of Identity DocumentsSenior Special Agent ICE
20-OctBob Hathaway Firearms & Tool Marks: The Martin Luther King CaseRI State Crime Lab (ret)
27-OctJack Levin Extreme Killing: Understanding Serial and Mass MurderAuthor
3-Nov Lt Colonel Gregory BannerWhy Halifax sends a Christmas Tree to Boston Annually--the 100th AnniversaryUS Army (retired)
10-NovDan GreenfieldThe Great American Opioid ExplosionAlbert Einstein College of Medicine
17-NovTim WhiteOrganized Crime in New England & the Great Bonded Vault HeistWPRI
1-DecSteven MedeirosA Day in the Life of an FBI AgentFBI
8-DecRay HandelCharacteristics of Chemical ExplosivesCenter for Disaster & Human Assistance Medicine (CDHAM)

Spring 2018
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
26-JanBill QuallsDow Chemical Explosion-Case StudyMass State Police/Bomb Squad
2-FebPaul SouzaSudden Death Scene ResponseSheriff Dept, Plymouth County (MA)
9-FebMike JagodaCritical Response to an Active AggressorURI Police
16-FebStephen DambruchProsecutor's Role in the Criminal Justice SystemUS Attorney RI
23-FebMatt ZarrellaSearch DogsRI State Police
2-MarLouis MarchettiLaboratory Response Network for Chemical ThreatsRI Dept Health-Chemical Terrorism Response
9-MarRobert BucoMatrix Effects & Matrix Affects- Impact of Sample on Analysis of THC & MetabolitesWaters
23-MarSamara Viner-BrownUnderstanding and Preventing Violent DeathRI Dept of Health
30-MarWay FountainCombat Forensics: Development of Tools for Identification of Bad ActorsEdgewood Chemical Biological Center
6-AprThomas BlackwellFrom Heroin to Fentanyl- How'd We get Here?Drug Enforcement Agency-Northeast Lab
13-AprAlicia WilcoxFactor's Influencing Juror's InterpretationHusson University
20-AprMichael J. SmithA Day In The Life of CBP/Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) State of the ProgramNY Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism Field Office JFK Airport
27-AprKirk YeagerThe Tao of the BombFBI Chief Bomb Unit

Fall 2018
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
14-SepHenry MaynardDetermination Defeats Deception: Solving my Identify Theft CaseDefense Forensic Science Center
21-SepDet Kyle Draper, SA BragaPolygraphRI State Police (KD) & FBI (Braga)
28-SepNicholas PetracoEvidence Traces-- A Powerful Investigative Tool John Jay College of Criminal Justice
5-OctDaniel P. GreenfieldTestifying in CourtAlbert Einstein College of Medicine
12-OctIoan TrutaWhy BIAS is a scary term in Forensic SciencesBoston Police Department
19-OctRay HandelClinical Consequences from Chemical ExplosivesCenter for Disaster & Human. Assistance Medicine
26-OctMaria WarnerCase Studies in Forensic Fiber ExaminationsCT Forensic Lab (Ret.)
2-NovSusan BallouForensic Issues and StudiesNIST
9-NovElaine PagliaroWe have a DNA match...why isn't that enough?CT State Forensic Lab (ret)
16-NovMichael RickenbachForensics at the CT State Forensic LabCT State Forensic Lab Chemical Analysis
30-NovLaura ParkerAviation Security and Explosives Detection: Past, Present, & FutureDHS Science & Technology
7-DecHenry LeeThe Forensic Cases of Dr. Henry C. LeeUniversity of New Haven

Spring 2019
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
25-JanPaul SouzaCrime SceneSheriff Dept, Plymouth, MA
1-FebNeil ClappertonFirearms and Tool MarksRI State Crime Lab
8-FebAmy DuhaimeTrace EvidenceRI State Crime Lab
15-FebPaul Manning and James GivenArson Fire InvestigationsRI Fire Marshall
22-FebMark ZabinskiFingerprintRI State Crime Lab
1-MarMichael DiLauroForensic Science and Testimony-a Holistic ApproachRI Office-Public Defender
8-MarAnthony AmoreIsabell Stewart Gardner TheftIS Gardner Museum (security)
22-MarCara LupinoDNA AnalysisRI Forensic Lab
29-MarVirginia MaxwellGlass and Soil EvidenceU New Haven
5-AprRobert AlmeidaForensic ToxicologyRI Forensic Lab
12-AprJoe SalterAviation and Transport-Security ChallengesDirector for TSA at T.F.Green
19-AprLeslie NolanDrugRI Forensic Lab
26-AprMichael BadenWhat the Dead Have to TellNYC Coroner

Fall 2019
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
13-SepDavid G. De Tora, Sr.Medicolegal Death InvestigationRI Department of Health - Office of State Medical Examiners
20-SepAnn BurgessMindhunter Cases From The FBI Serial Murder StudyBoston College - Connell School of Nursing
27-SepWalter WilliamsInside a Rhode Island Homicide InvestigationWarwick Police Department
4-OctCarl SelavkaComplementary Toxicology: Introduction To A Cool Forensic WorldNortheastern Bioscience Associates, LLC
11-OctAnita ZanninIs Bloodstain Pattern Analysis REALLY Junk Science?AZ Forensic Associates, LLC
18-OctBryan Volpe, Jack Foster & Tom ChadronetAn Overview of the New England HIDTA Overdose Response StrategyNew England High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA)
25-OctChristine ZozulaMarketing Justice: How Community Courts Cultivate LegitimacyUniversity of Rhode Island - Sociology & Anthropology
1-NovSusan Cormier & Dr. David KeatleyCold Case InvestigationsPawtucket Police Department, Murdoch University (AUS)
8-NovClare Sweeney Inside the Devious Mind of a Murder Mystery WriterFreelance Author
15-NovPriya BanerjeeForensic Autopsies: Getting the Dead to SpeakRI Department of Health - Office of State Medical Examiners
22-NovVictor Fay-WolfeDigital Forensics & Cyber SecurityUniversity of Rhode Island - Computer Science
6-DecRobin FortunatiDrugs, Poisons, and DNA: Rhode Island's Center for Forensic SciencesRI Department Of Health - Center for Forensic Sciences

Spring 2020
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
24-JanJimmie OxleyOrientationURI Chemistry
31-JanMike HolleranCrime Scene CleanupTrauma Services
7-FebSteve QuartinoUS Treasury Law Enforcement: Pre & Post-911US Treasury (retired)
14-FebJessi BrownRapid DNA AnalysisANDE Corporation
21-FebWayne MillerFire and Explosion Scene ForensicsBureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (retired)
28-FebThomas M. BlackwellYou Found Drugs in That!Director DEA Northeastern Lab
6-MarMartha Smith-Blackmore DVMVeterinary ForensicsForensic Veterinary Investigations
20-MarRay WickenheiserInvestigative Genetic GenealogyNew York State Trooper
27-MarKirk YeagerExplosives & TerrorismFederal Bureau of Investigation, Explosives
3-AprDennis HilliardForensic Examinations CSI&URIDirector, RI State Crime Lab
10-AprBridget BuxtonForensic ArchaeologyURI History Department
17-AprEva Marie MancusoCivil LitigationManaging Partner Hamel, Waxler, Allen, Collins
24-AprJimmie OxleyForensic Science at URIURI Chemistry and Forensic Sciences

Fall 2020
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
11-SepKurt YeagerThe Life Cycle of a Bombing CaseFBI
18-SepDaniel GreenfieldCurrent Status of Psychedelics or How to Change Your MindAlbert Einstein College of Medicine
25-SepGeorge HandelClinical Consequences of a Chemical Explosion: When Water Isn't the Answer(ret) Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM)
2-OctDennis HilliardRI State Crime Laboratory - General Forensic ScienceDirector, Rhode Island State Crime Lab
9-OctDavid ThatcherMetal Sensing Technology and Crime Scene Investigation(ret) Office of Criminal Investigation, RIDEM
16-OctJimmie OxleyExplosive Research at URIUniversity of Rhode Island
23-OctJim MedeirosCrime Scene Investigations and Case ReviewURI State Crime Laboratory
30-OctEd PierceLaw Enforcement Issues with Non-Traditional Groups(ret) Warwick Police
6-NovKatie AmaralElements to EvidenceURI Department of Chemistry
13-NovMeredith ScannellLastest Trends and Issues Among Individuals of Domestic and Sexual ViolenceBoston Nursing Institute
20-NovSean BoyceThe Pony ExpressU.S. Postal Inspector
4-DecFrederick BieberDNAProf. of Pathology, Harvard
11-DecLaura CareyThe Role of Forensic Science in Innocence CasesNE Innocence Project attorney

Spring 2021
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
27-JanKim FreelandTrace EvidenceRI State Crime Lab
29-JanKim FreelandTrace EvidenceRI State Crime Lab
3-FebJimmie OxleyClass OverviewURI Chemistry
5-FebPaul SouzaCrime SceneSheriff Dept., Plymouth MA
10-FebPaul SouzaCrime SceneSheriff Dept., Plymouth MA
12-FebBruce QuinnExplosivesDeputy Fire Marshal, Bomb Tech
17-FebBruce QuinnExplosivesDeputy Fire Marshal, Bomb Tech
19-FebMark ZabinskiFingerprintRI State Crime Lab
24-FebMark ZabinskiPhotoRI State Crime Lab
26-FebVirginia MaxwellTalking Dirty: Using Soil (& glass) to Solve CrimesUNH Professor
3-MarVirginia MaxwellGlass & SoilUNH Professor
5-MarCara LupinoDNA AnalysisRI State Forensic Lab
10-MarCara LupinoDNA AnalysisRI State Forensic Lab
12-MarVictor Fay-WolfeComputer ForensicsURI CS Professor
17-MarVictor Fay-WolfeComputer ForensicsURI CS Professor
19-MarLeslie NolanDrugsRI State Forensic Lab
24-MarLeslie NolanDrugsRI State Forensic Lab
26-MarElaine PagliaroIs DNA Enough?CT State Forensic Lab
31-MarElaine PagliaroUse and Value of Screening Tests & StainCT State Forensic Lab
2-AprRobert AlmeidaToxicologyRI State Forensic Lab
7-AprRobert AlmeidaToxicologyRI State Forensic Lab
9-AprPaul Manning, James Given, M. SweeneyArsonRI State Fire Marshal
14-AprPaul Manning, James Given, M. SweeneyArsonRI State Fire Marshal
16-AprNeil ClappertonFirearms & Tool Mark ExaminationsRI State Crime Lab
21-AprClass Presentations
23-AprOtto GregoryMicroscopyURI Chem Eng Prof.

Fall 2021
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
17-SepAnthony AmoreIsabella Stewart Gardner Museum heistHead Security, ISG Museum
24-SepLisa DadioCSISenior Lecturer, U New Haven
1-OctThomas MaurielloTruth & Lies of the PolygraphForensic Consultant
8-OctBridget BuxtonForensic ArchaeologyURI Professor
15-OctBruce GoldfarbFrances Glessner Lee - unexplained deathsChief Mediacl Examiner, MD
22-OctEliot SpringerChoose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life (Confucius ~ 479 B.C.) – Reflections on Forensic Science!Deputy Director Police Lab, NYPD
29-OctEva Marie MancusoCivil remedies for Criminal ConductManaging partner, Hamel, Waxler, Allen, Collins
5-NovMichael JagodaActive ShooterURI Director of Public Safety, Chief of Police
12-NovPatrick Youngs, III; Michael A. DiLauroBest Practices for Criminal Discovery DisclosuresOffice of Attorney General; RI Public Defender
19-NovMike DriscollImpacts of Fire Spread on Major Loss InvestigationsForensic Investigator
3-DecJudith CrowellDefending the GuiltyDefense Attorney
10-DecJoseph CourtesisThe Ethical Use of Investigative Technology in Law EnforcementJCour-Consulting

Spring 2022
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
28-JanJimmie OxleyClass OverviewURI Department of Chemistry and Forensic Sci
4-FebNeil ClappertonFirearms & Tool MarksURI, RISCL Firearms Examiner
11-FebDaniel GreenfieldMental Health Professional in the Legal SystemAlbert Einstein College of Medicine
18-FebGeorge HandelClinical Consequences from Chemical ExplosionsUniform Services University of Health Sciences
25-FebWalter WilliamsBlood Evidence Before the LabWarwick Criminalist
4-MarKirk YeagerBombings Throughout the AgesFederal Bureau of Investigation
11-MarWayne MillerBang Boom BurnATF (retired)
25-MarBrooke (Weinger) KammrathForensic Analysis of PaintU New Haven; Assistant Director, Henry C. Lee Inst.
1-AprPriya BanerjeeForensic Medical ExaminationFormer State Medical Examiner, now Anchor Forensics
8-AprAdam HallThe Life and Legacy of Dr. Richard SafersteinBoston University, Professor of Forensics
15-AprJim CliftCrime Scene InvestigationProvidence Police Detective
22-AprJames FoxMass Shootings at Home, Work, School & Public PlacesNortheastern Univ. Professor of Criminology
29-AprSteven JohnsonFacial IdentificationPrivate Investigator

Fall 2022
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
9-SepJimmie OxleyGeneral Forensic Science Seminar InformationURI Chemistry
16-SepAmanda Milkovitz (Boston Globe), Tim White, Eli Sherman (WPRI)Investigative JournalismBoston Globe & WPRI
23-SepJohn MalloyRecreational Cannabis Legalization IssuesRI Office of the Attorney General
30-SepFiona JonesForensic ArcheologyURI Sociology & Anthropology
7-OctKirk YeagerBomb InvestigationsFBI
14-OctRobert ThompsonFirearms and Tool Mark ExaminationsNIST
21-OctCairenn BinderInvestigative Genetic GenealogyDNA Doe Project
28-OctKara Hoopis ManoshCrafting a DefenseAttorney and Counselor at Law
4-NovVictor Fay-WolfeComputer ForensicsURI Computer Science
9-NovAnita JacobsonOpiate Crisis and Narcan InterventionURI Pharmacy
18-NovJoseph ItriCold Case InvestigationsNew Jersey State Police
2-DecOtto GregoryWatching Paint DryURI Engineering
9-DecGil SapirExpert Witness TestimonyForensic Consultant & Attorney

Spring 2023
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
27-JanJimmie OxleyClass OverviewURI Chemistry
3-FebPeter FarrCrime SceneProspect Police Dept.
10-FebNeil ClappertonTool MarksRI State Crime Lab
17-FebLeslie NolanDrugsRI Department of Health
24-FebVirginia MaxwellGlass SoilU New Haven
3-MarPaul Manning, James Given, M SweeneyArsonRI State Fire Marshal
10-MarAlexis DonawayToxicologyRI Dept of Health
24-MarKatherine SchweitActive ShooterFBI (retired)
31-MarCara LupinoDNA AnalysisRI Forensic Lab
7-AprKen ZercieQuestioned DocumentsU New Haven
14-AprDaniel GreenfieldForensic Psychiatry: What Does It All Mean?A. Einstein College of Medicine
21-AprElaine PagliaroCold Case EvidenceHenry C. Lee Institute
28-AprAnthony AmoreIsabella Stewart Gardner Museum HeistIsabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Fall 2023
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
8-SepJimmie OxleyClass OverviewURI Chemistry
13-SepKaren MorseAccessing the MacDonell CollectionUniversity of Rhode Island
15-SepJim CliftCrime SceneProvidence Police Department
20-SepJim CliftCrime SceneProvidence Police Department
22-SepGlen GallagherRI State Health Labs Support of Law EnforcementRI Department of Health
27-SepNeil ClappertonTool MarksURI Forensics Lab
29-SepAnthony SilvaImpaired DrivingRI Police Chiefs Association
4-OctAlyssa ParrellaSeized DrugsRhode Island Department of Health
6-OctDennis NixonShips Don't Leave Skid MarksGSO RI Sea Grant (emeritus)
11-OctDanny SendroffFacial Feature Comparisons and Examining Identity DocumentsDHS (Retired)
13-OctMichael CamalHuman TraffickingDHS
18-OctKammrath BrookeStatisticsU. New Haven
20-OctCara LupinoRI Forensics LabRI Department of Health
25-OctCara LupinoDNARI Department of Health
27-OctPeter ValentinBlood Spatter or ReconstructionU. New Haven
1-NovAlexis DonawayLaboratory AnalysisRI Department of Health
3-NovVirginia MaxwellHording AnimalsU. New Haven
8-NovVirginia MaxwellSoil and GlassU. New Haven
10-NovJim McMahonProsecution Cases - Thanks to ForensicsAttorney
15-NovBrian GiebelIRMSCUNY
17-NovAlexis DonawayToxicologyRI Department of Health
22-NovStudent Presentation
29-NovVirginia MaxwellGlass and Soil
1-DecMichael DiLauroArtificial Intelligence & the Criminal LawAttorney
6-DecKim FreelandTrace EvidenceState Crime Lab, URI
8-DecChris FabricantJunk Science & the American Criminal Justice SystemProject Innocence

Spring 2024
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
26-JanJimmie OxleyThe Academic's Role in ForensicsUniversity of Rhode Island
2-FebMatt StaymatesSeeing the invisible: Flow visualization and scientific imaging to improve CBRNE safety, security, defense, and forensicsNational Institute of Standards & Technology
9-FebMark DesireDeath as Our Mentor: Lessons Learned from 9/11NYC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
16-FebBill PowersDeath Investigations #101Mass. State Police (ret)
23-FebJohn DruganA case study involving the Investigation of an Improvised Explosive Device in the City of BostonBoston Fire Department
1-MarPaul F DalyFederal Prosecution Assistant U.S. Attorney
8-MarKirk YeagerBombings: From Tactics to TrialsFBI
22-MarColin O'HaraAn Expansive Career in National SecurityFederal government consultant
29-MarBret ReiswigWhy Customs & Border Patrol needs ScientistsUS Customs & Boarder Control
5-AprRobert MahoneyPathway to Violence & a Public Health Approach to PreventionDept Homeland Security
12-AprLeila DuttonIntimate Partner Violence: An OverviewUniv New Haven
19-AprNeil ClappertonThe Analysis of Firearms and Tool MarksRI Start Crime Laboratory
26-AprIra TitunikOverview of Forensic OdontologyInternational College of Dentists USA Section