Dr. Duane L. Dobbert is a 40 + year veteran of the Criminal Justice Profession; serving in clinical, administrative, consulting, teaching, research, and expert witness capacities. Dr. Dobbert is a Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners and the American Board of Psychological Specialties. He has consulted in hundreds of criminal justice jurisdictions through-out the United States. Dr. Dobbert has developed and presented training programs pertaining to the nature and identification of sexual predators to law enforcement officers, educators, mental health counselors and attorneys.
Most recently, Dr. Dobbert authored the training program, School Bus Drivers: The 1st Line of Defense Against Sexual Predators. This training program has been recognized by the US Department of Homeland Security and First Observer. He has trained thousands of School Bus Drivers in "live" audience and DVD formats. Dr. Dobbert is currently a Professor at Florida Gulf Coast University and Capella University.
He is currently a Professor and Director of the Forensic Sciences Program at National University, La Jolla, California. He holds MD degree and a Ph.D. degree from Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan. Research interest includes Forensic Medicine/pathology, Forensic Serology & DNA, Forensic Anthropology and Forensic Toxicology. His research activities include more than 170 peer-reviewed scientific publications and presentations which are cited in all major forensic, genetics and pathology journals and textbooks. Extensive experience in forensic Sciences for more than 40 years teaching, practice, research. He also has administrative experiences during his long forensic work career including his experience as former chair of the department of Forensic Medicine and the current position with National University as the Director of Forensic Sciences program since 1999.
Forensic Medicine/pathology, Forensic Serology & DNA, Forensic Anthropology and Forensic Toxicology.
2004+: Director of 4 major Government (MBIE/FRST) funded research programmes (total $40M)
2001-2009: Pro Vice Chancellor and Head of UA Tamaki Innovation Campus
1993-2009: Executive Dean of Science: 13 Departments
1991-1993: Head of Department of Chemistry
Catalysts and energy chemistry
Laser Raman and FT-IR spectroscopy
Polymers and surfactants
Surface, colloid and materials chemistry
Lawrence A.Presley is teaching in the liberty university criminal justice department and has had a distinguished career in forensic science and law enforcement. prior to the FBI,he worked for the michigan state police and oakland county sheriffs department as a crime laboratory scientist.After earning master degrees in both chemistry and criminal justice,larry enjoyed a 21-year career in the federal bureau of investigation.He served in the detroit field office and laboratory division.He worked in the trace evidence unit,and was one of the first agents assigned to the DNA analysis unit.He later became chief of the DNA analysis Unit.larry received a FBI commendation for his contribution to the successful investigation and prosecution of the 1993 world trade center bombing. He then became the first chief of the laboratory division quality assurance unit,and was part of the FBI laboratorys first accreditation team.His final posting for the FBI was as the supervisory special agent in the laboratory division training unit at quantico,virginia.After leaving the FBI,larry became the director of the criminalistics department at NMS labs,and he also spent six years as director and assistant professor of the graduate forensic science program at arcadia University.larry then moved on to serve as an Expeditionary Forensic Laboratory Lead Scientist Chief for three years for the United States Armys Forensic exploitation directorate,receiving awards from both the U.S secretary of defense and NATO for his service in afghanistan.He then served as a managerial criminalist with the NYPD Police laboratory in new york.larry is currently an assistant professor in criminal justice at liberty university.larry has served as the president of the mid atlantic association of forensic scientists,chair of the criminalistics section of the american academy of forensic sciences,board member of the american Board of criminalistics,editorial board member for forensic research and criminology international journal,and accreditation council member of the american association for laboratory accreditation.Larry is a published author on numerous forensic topics and has spoken extensively to professional forensic organizations.Larry is married and has four sons.His wife Kathy,father-in-law,brother-in-law have all worked for the FBI.Larry loves skiing and traveling when he has time.
Dr. Lee E. Ross is an associate professor of criminal justice at the University of Central Florida. A graduate of Rutgers University, his research interest span a variety of areas, from his seminal work on religion and social control theory to more recent explorations into the consequences of mandatory arrest policies and the patriarchal role of relgion in domestic violence. As editor of the first edition to the War Against Domestic Violence, Dr. Ross spent several years as a group facilitator to the Milwaukee Domestic Abuse Intervention Program (DAIP). His scholarship can be found in a variety of academic journals, including Justice Quarterly, Journal of Criminal Justice, Journal of Crime and Justice, Journal of Criminal Justice Education, The Justice Professional, Sociological Spectrum, and Sociological Focus, among others. A member of the graduate faculty, Dr. Ross teaches a variety of courses, including domestic violence and systems responses as well as race, crime, and justice. Recently, Dr. Ross became the first criminologist in the state of Florida to qualify as an expert witness in a criminal case involving domestic violence.
Dr. Viviana Andreescu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Louisville. She received her B.A. in Sociology from the University of Bucharest, Romania and her M.A. (Sociology), M.S. (Interdisciplinary Studies – Statistics & Geographic Analysis), and Ph.D. (Urban & Public Affairs) degrees from the University of Louisville, USA, where she started her graduate studies as a recipient of a Fulbright scholarship (1993-1995). She teaches Theories of Crime and Delinquency, Applied Statistics for Criminal Justice, Program Evaluation in Criminal Justice, International Perspectives on Violence, Women and Crime, and Criminal Behavior. Dr. Andreescu is the co-editor of a book published in 2013 by the University Press of America and the (co)-author of forty book chapters and articles published in peer-reviewed journals such as Criminal Justice Studies, Criminal Justice Review, Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice, International Journal of Offender Therapy & Comparative Criminology, Journal of Identity & Migration Studies, Journal of Family History, Journal of the Institute of Justice & International Studies, International Journal of Group Tensions, East European Quarterly, Journal of Social Research & Policy, and International Journal of Police Science & Management.
I began my academic career at WIU in Macomb, Il, then obtained my Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. While there, I was able to participate in a pre-doctoral program with the Center for Developmental Science at UNC-Chapel Hill.
My research addresses developmental issues in hemispheric specialization, lateralization, handedness, motor development, and quantitative methods. I am interested in the lateralization of functions, and the relation of such lateralization to other systems which are developing simultaneously. Within the broad topic of lateralization, I have focused on unimanual and bimanual hand use, role-differentiated bimanual manipulation, tool use, construction, language, and embodied cognition. Additionally, I am particularly interested in applying new quantitative methodology to developmental studies. Departures from the traditional use of statistical methods into the land of longitudinal data analysis are frequent and especially stimulating for me.
Linda Xiao received her PhD from The University of Hong Kong in 1996, Research focus on Photochemical, Photophysical Properties and Structures of Polynuclear Gold(I) Clusters and Organometallic Gold(I) Complexes. She then worked as Research Associate at the The University of Newcastle, Australia.She joined UTS in 1998 until now as a professional officer in the faculty of science
I obtained my PhD in 2011 where I worked on ophthalmic materials and analytical techniques applied in the analysis of materials. My research gained first prize in the Annual Materials, Minerals and Mining conference, and was also displayed at the SET for Britain road show hosted at the Houses of Parliament. This research was also published in collaboration with instrumentation laboratories. I have strong industrial links that help feed into research informed teaching and help collaborate with research grant applications.
I have established, led and maintained active research programmes in the interdisciplinary field of medical devices and the application of analytical science to Forensics/criminology. Some of the research grants include Royal Society of Chemistry researcher mobility and early career research grants, and a £130,000 Innovate UK grant. I am equally passionate about inspiring the next generation of scientists and have led and developed on university wide initiatives for outreach programmes. I am a STEM NET ambassador and have been awarded a Royal Society Partnership grant to contribute towards the development of chemistry programmes at local secondary schools.
I have gained experience in applying and providing supporting documents for accreditation of degrees, setting up and managing the departments personal tutor system and was awarded the Student Led Personal Tutor of The Year award in 2016.
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