Timothy M. Palmbach
In 2004, Timothy Palmbach joined the faculty of the University of New Haven as an Associate Professor and Chair of the Forensic Science Department. He has been associated with the faculty of that University since 1984 and is Executive Director of the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science and Center for Forensic Investigation of Trafficking in Persons. In his role with the Lee Institute he has provided capacity building and training to law enforcement personnel throughout the world. Prior to his tenure at University of New Haven, Timothy Palmbach was a Major in the Connecticut State Police where he was the Commanding Officer/Director for the Division of Scientific Services, Department of Public Safety. He has continued to work as a forensic expert specializing in crime scene reconstruction including blood stain pattern analysis, and has testified in numerous states on these matters. He received his Jurie Doctor in 1998 from the University of Connecticut School of Law. His Masters Degree is in Forensic Science with a Criminalistics concentration from the University of New Haven. He received his undergraduate BS degree in Forensic Science and Chemistry also from the University of New Haven in 1982.
Eric Watters, Ph.D., received Bachelor and Master of Public Administration degrees from Barry University and went on to earn a Ph.D. in Leadership with a specialization in criminal justice from the University of the Cumberland’s. He is also a graduate of the prestigious Administrative Officers Course at the University of Louisville’s Southern Police Institute. Prior to becoming an assistant professor of criminal justice at Colorado Mesa University, Dr. Watters was an adjunct professor of public administration for 10 years and retired from a 20-year career in municipal law enforcement, the last 10 years of which were spent at the senior management level. He teaches courses in ethics, research methods, criminal investigations, white-collar crime, critical incident/crisis intervention, and counterterrorism.
His multidisciplinary research interests include leadership style preference and selection in criminal justice professionals, the impact of generational differences on criminal justice agency cultures, human resource practices in justice administration, and inter-group conflict within public purpose organizations.
Dr. Huiyu Qian is Assistant Professor at California School of Management and Leadership. She received her BS in Mathematics from Beijing Normal University, MS in Statistics and PhD in Applied Mathematics with Concentration on Probability and Statistics from Lehigh University. She is currently the program lead of doctoral programs at Alliant International University and working on applications of Statistics and Data Science in business and other areas. Before joining Alliant, she was a statistician working on cross-functional predictive analytics. She also worked for a consulting company as a senior consultant, focusing on marketing analysis and statistical modeling, was responsible in designing, analyzing and evaluating several multi-million campaigns
Applications of Statistics and Data Science in various areas such as Marketing, Operations, Finance, Healthcare Research and Forensic Science and Crime Research.
Karim Abdelhay was born and raised in Alexandria, Egypt. After developing an interest in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Chemistry at a young age, he joined the School of Pharmacy at Alexandria University. In 2001, he received his Bachelor degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and became a registered certified pharmacist. He also served as a teaching and research assistant and received his Master of Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry degree in January 2005. Three years later, he joined Harrison School of Pharmacy at Auburn University, Alabama as a doctoral student and earned his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a Medicinal and Forensic Chemistry concentration in Spring 2012. Following that, he was appointed as a postdoctoral fellow and research scholar for the Department of Drug Discovery and Development at Auburn University. During that period, he extended his expertise in Forensic Chemistry working on various research projects focusing on developing analytical methodology for the differentiation ofregio isomeric and isobaric compounds that are structurally related to designer drugs of the amphetamine, piperazine, cannabinoid and bath salts classes. His research is considered as a part of an overall effort to provide for greater analytical specificity in the identification of individual drug species via evaluation of the most likely imposter molecules. Additionally, his research is designed to test and challenge the specificity of methods used in forensic drug sample evaluation and identification. In 2015, Karim moved back to Alexandria working as an Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and he got promoted to Associate Professor in January 2018. His research efforts are reflected by the appearance of 32+ journal full-text publications and 21 conference publications. He is currently appointed as a full-time Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Forensic Sciences at the Department of Chemistry at Eastern Kentucky University. During his free time and weekends, He enjoys running, playing soccer and kayaking.
Dr. Karim Abdelhay research focuses on developing the analytical methodology necessary for the differentiation of regioisomeric and isobaric compounds that are structurally related to designer drugs of abuse of the amphetamine, piperazine, synthetic cannabinoid and bath salts classes. This research is considered as a part of an overall effort to provide for greater analyticalspecificity in the identification of individual drug species via evaluation of the mostlikely imposter molecules. His research involves the synthesis of the designer drugs that are structurally related to the aforementioned classes of drugs of abuse, thereby creating the analytical challenges. Following that, a variety of sensitive analytical techniques are utilized for performing the forensic analytical studies in order to differentiate between the drug of abuse and its related isomers and/or isobaric compounds. These techniques include but, are not limited to Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS), Gas Chromatography-High Resolution Mass Spectrometry (GC-TOF-MS), Gas Chromatography with Infra-Red Detection (GC-IRD) and High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC). In addition to that, He is also interested in the development and validation of analytical methods required for the analysis of pharmaceuticals drugs in their pure forms, preparation of pharmaceutical and biological fluids.
Gwen M. Udell is an Adjunct Professor in the Criminology, Law and Society Dept. She is also a trainer with the International Association of Crime Analysts. Prior to entering the educational field, she was the Crime Analysis Supervisor at the Prince William County Police Department in Virginia for 13 years. Over the years, she has assisted with numerous high profile major cases including the DC area Snipers, USMC Shootings and was a member of the East Coast Rapist Task Force. In addition, she has successfully predicated criminal behavior leading to numerous arrests in burglaries and robberies. Ms. Udell obtained the level of Certified Law Enforcement Analyst (CLEA) from the IACA in 2012.
Throughout her career and in graduate school Ms. Udell focused on criminal investigative analysis and behavioral evidence analysis. Specifically, what can be deducted about an offender's personality and characteristics by the forensic and behavioral evidence left behind at the crime scene. Ms. Udell has a strong interest in predicting criminal behavior by analyzing crime patterns, series, and trends.
Ms. Brooks has 25 years of experience working on numerous projects in juvenile and family law. She has served on multiple local, state and federal government boards and committees and partnered with private and non-profit agencies to achieve the best results for court-involved youth and their families. Her expertise includes fostering community relations through successful outreach, implementing evidence-based programs, developing and institutionalizing public policy, securing grant funding and ensuring effective management practices, all of which helped to ensure better outcomes in recidivism and re-entry in the juvenile justice system. She holds a law degree and masters level courses in social work and public policy. She has received numerous national awards and recognitions. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University and teaches juvenile law, family law and criminology.
Her research interest is in the field of juvenile justice or family law and the justice system. I am interested in whether small juvenile community correctional facilities for serious offenders impact on recidivism rates.
Dr. Harrington is currently an Administrator with Fairfax County Public Schools, serving as a Supervisory Security Specialist. He is also an adjunct professor in the Criminology, Law, and Society Program at George Mason University, where he teaches school and campus safety, as well as a variety of self-developed courses in criminal justice. He retired from the Fairfax County Police Department after 25 years of service as a School Resource Officer, a Detective, and an Academy Instructor. He also provided extensive pre-deployment training to United Nations Mission Specialists from 2007-2013 for the US Department of State. He earned his Ph.D. psychology from UVA in 2000. He is a graduate of George Mason University with a degree in Health Sciences. Dr. Harrington holds certifications in Incident Command from FEMA, School Security from VA DCJS, and is a certified practitioner in Crisis Management from the University of Virginia in 2002 in Education Policy and Evaluation. He earned an M. Ed in school.
Dr. Hovsepyan is currently Director of the National Bureau of Expertises of National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia (NBE). He has 16-year experience in forensic expertise field. He has joined the Organization since 2005 first as a doctor-forensic medical expert, afterwards head of medical errors unit, head of living persons unit of medical expertise department and head of medical expertise department. He was an assistant of Forensic Medical Department at RA National Institute of Healthcare after Academician S. Kh. Avdalbekyan. Dr.Hovsepyanwas concurrently a lecturer, head of Cycle of Forensic Medicine Chair at Armenian Medical Institute and is concurrently head of Forensic Medicine Chair at Armenian Medical Institute.
He was qualified as Physician in the field of General Medicine by Yerevan State Medical University after MkhitarHeratsi, the Republic of Armenia and was awarded a Physician degree in the field of Forensic Medical Examination by National Institute of Health named after ac. S. Avdalbekyan, the Republic of Armenia. He has been awarded the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Medicine by the Resolution of RA Supreme Certifying Commission - Health Organization-045 Specialized Council. The thesis title was as follows: “The Complex Expert Estimate of Medical Care Defects Taking into Consideration the Possibility of Emotional Burnout Syndrome Development”.
He is an author of more than 15 scientific works. He is the chairman of the Scientific Council acting in the Organization and the chairman of the Qualification Commission of forensic experts under National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia. He is a permanent representative of the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI).
Including all the fields of forensic expertise, namely forensic medical, DNA -Identification, biological traces, toxicology, drugs, psychoactive substances and poisons, forensic psychological, explosives, fire and explosions, road accident circumstances, technical state of vehicles and transport-traceological, ecological, handwriting, authorship and document, traceological, firearms, etc..