Key Focus: To teach students how the disciplines of Forensic Science and the law are relevant to all citizens of our society, to separate fact from fiction in the world of forensics, and to incorporate prior learning in areas like biology, chemistry and physics so that students can build upon what they have already learned as it relates to Forensic Science.
|Education: || University of North Texas|
| || Master of Science Biology|
| || East Central University|
| ||Bachelor of Science Biology|
Background: My career as a Forensic Scientist began with the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Laboratory in Jefferson City, MO after completing graduate school at UNT. I began my career as a drug chemist and when an opportunity arose to work in the discipline of trace evidence, I jumped at the chance to move back to North Texas. That brought me back to Denton where I worked for eleven years as a Forensic Trace Analyst for the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office Crime Laboratory. During that time, I worked on numerous cases involving various aspects of trace analysis. I've also had the opportunity to testify many times regarding the results of my examinations in courts throughout Texas. I've always had a love for math and science and truly enjoyed using those skills to serve the public. My sincerest hope is to inspire my students to find out what they love and to help them reach their goals for the future!