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 Expert  723581

Expert in Forensic Science, Forensic Medicine, Forensic Geology. Soil Analysis, Crime Scene Investigation

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Virginia (VA)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Within the area of forensic chemistry, Expert is well-versed in the use of microchemistry for the identification of trace evidence and unknown materials, particularly inorganics. This discipline is particularly useful in examining geologically-based materials and the trace contaminents they may contain; this is especially useful when trying to pinpoint the place of origin for a particular soil material.

forensic chemistry

Expert's experience and training within the discipline of forensic science is multidisciplinary; he is certified as an expert in forensic microscopy, chemistry, forensic geology, document examination and forensic medicine. Expert has worked in both laboratory and field settings and have ten years experience as a crime scene investigator and analyst.



forensic geology


forensic medicine


forensic microscopy


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crime scene investigation

Within the realm of forensic geology it is critical to be able to understand the environment in which a particular sample may have come from. The understanding and documentation of sample sites make identification and individualization of regions possible within the forensic setting. The use of various methods of geologic and scientific documentation make it possible to not only explore and characterize a site but also link the site to a potential crime scene, victim, suspect or contamination site.





soil mineralogy




forensic analysis


case investigation


forensic investigation


evidence processing


hair analysis

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Baltimore, Maryland;  Frederick, Maryland;  Gaithersburg, Maryland;  Bowie, Maryland;  Richmond, Virginia;  and Alexandria, Virginia.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1994   Ph.D.   Forensic Science, Forensic Geology   Union Institute and University  
1991   M.S.   Forensic Science   University of New haven  
1985   B.S.   Health Science/Radiation Health Physics   George Washington University   Magna Cum Laude
2006   M.S.   Theology   Catholic Distance University   Summa Cum Laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2005 to




Identification Bureau


Crime Scene Analyst


• Assigned to the Identification Bureau as a Crime Scene Analyst. Duties include the identification, documentation and collection of forensic evidence in major case investigations including the analysis of certain types of evidence and interpreting their significance. Also serve as a sworn police officer within this agency and perform various law enforcement duties as directed.

1996 to 2005


Fauquier County Sheriffs Office


Criminal Investigations Division


Detective Forensic Specialist


• Assigned to the Major Crimes Section of the Criminal Investigations Division. Investigate criminal offenses ranging from homicide/death investigations, automobile and equipment larceny, burglary, fraud, sex offenses and other cases as directed. Also developed, designed and implemented the Forensic Evaluation Unit and am responsible for the examination of hair, fiber, soil, glass, questioned documents, latent fingerprints and other forensic evidence in support of criminal investigations.

1993 to 1996


Armed Forces Institute of Pathology


Trace Materials Analysis Laboratory




• Assigned as the Chief of the Trace Materials Analysis Laboratory of the Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner. Of arrival at this command Expert designed and formulated the laboratory, developed its directives and managed its budget. Responsible for the examination of hair, fiber, soil, glass, questioned documents, latent fingerprints and other forensic evidence/trace evidence in support of criminal investigations. Directly responsible for the supervision of other forensic scientists assigned to the laboratory and also responsible for the direction of graduate students working on Master's Theses in the area of Forensic Science. Also served as a medicolegal death investigator both in field operations and in the autopsy suite during postmortem examinations. Also responsible for lectures and training programs given to federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and provided mutual-aid assistance to local and federal civilian jurisdictions in forensic investigations. As Command Senior Enlisted Advisor, he was responsible for the leadership of 40 enlisted U.S. Navy service members which included matters concerning discipline, evaluations, logistics, watchbills, counseling and other administrative functions.

1985 to 1993


U.S. Navy




Medical Department Representative


• Functioned as the Shipboard Medical Officer onboard nuclear submarines. Provide diagnostic and therapeutic medical care and emergency dentistry for crewmembers onboard nuclear submarines. Also served as the Radiation Health Physicist and was responsible for the radiation monitoring programs and other health surveillance programs.

1976 to 1985


U.S. Navy




Hospital Corpsman


Responsible for various levels of medical care for active duty military members,

Career Accomplishments:

1990 to Present Virginia Homicide Investigators Association; 1993 to 1999 American Academy of Forensic Science, Member, General Section; 1995 to Present American College of Forensic Examiners; 1995 to 1998 International Association for Identification; 1997 to Present American Board of Forensic Medicine; 1997 to Present American Society of Forensic Geologists; 1990 to Present Geological Society of America.


Master Scuba Diver, N.A.U.I., 1980 to present; Public Safety Diver, P.A.D.I., 2000 to present; Basic and Advanced Medicolegal Death Investigations, 1993, St. Louis University School of Medicine; Forensic Document Examination, Basic and Advanced Training with Internship, Andrew Bradley and Associates, 1995 to 1996; Fingerprint Comparison and Identification, Latent Fingerprint Processing and Latent Fingerprint Identification and Comparison, 1995, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office; Certified Law Enforcement Officer/Deputy Sheriff; Department of Criminal Justice Services; Commonwealth of Virginia, 1997; ****Numerous other certificates and training sessions in forensic science and forensic medicine available for review.


1995 American College of Forensic Examiners, Fellow; 1997 American Board of Forensic Medicine, Diplomate; 1997American Society of Forensic Geologists, Fellow;

Medical/Professional Internships

1995 Fellowship in Advanced Forensic Pathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology

Publications and Patents Summary

He has 4 publications in the area of geology, forensic geology and forensic science

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Union Institute and University  
 - Journal of Forensic Science  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has significant experience in the processing and analysis of trace materials, both of an evidentiary and geological nature. Well-versed in the use of microchemistry, polarized light micorscopy and other examination methods.
  • He was responsible for over 250 on-site investigations concerning multiple circumstances, from aviation accidents or environmental/geological/engineering mishaps.
  • He was responsible for the supervision of graduate students from the George Washington University Forensic Science Program, overseeing their research projects, guiding their experimental designs and assisting them in the publication of their research.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He has testified in Federal, State and Local courts as an expert in many different fields of forensic science, including Forensic Medicine, Forensic Geology, Document Examination, Latent Fingerprint Identification and others.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in DNA testing for consulting on review of DNA testing and crime scene analysis.
  • Expert in soil comparison/forensic geology for comparison of soil specimens for crime scene investigation.
  • Soil expert for consulting on an analysis to determine geographical location of its origin.
  • Expert in Trace Evidence, Hair analysis, Trace Evidence Transference.
  • Expert witness in arsenic for consulting on arsenic levels investigation.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   He has a limited conversational command of Spanish

Additional Skills and Services:

He has been a guest lecturer at numerous conferences and seminars, ranging from forensic science to geology and naturopathi medicine. Adjunct faculty at local colleges and universities in the area of forensic science.


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