Forensic Science Series to be Held at DSU


September 14, 2009

Delaware State University will give in-depth information on the technical aspects of criminal investigations at a Forensic Science Seminar Series on Wednesday afternoons from Sept. 16 to Nov. 11.

The seminar sessions will be held at 3 p.m. on the below Wednesday dates in room 205 of the Mishoe Science Center. All of the sessions of the Forensic Science Seminar Series are free and open to the public.

The seminar series will include law enforcement techniques in conducting criminal investigation and crime scene analysis, and how science is involved in that work.The seminar schedule and the topics are:


  • Sept. 16 – “Firearms Identification and Crime Scene reconstruction” presented by Karl Rone, Delaware State Police forensic firearms examiner

  • Sept. 23 – “Crime Scene Investigations” presented by Detective Robert Diddio of the Delaware State Police Criminalistic Unit

  • Sept. 30 – “Human Decomposition Process and Post-Mortem Interval” presented by Hal Brown, Deputy Chief Medical Examiner

  • Oct. 7 – “Accident Reconstruction” presented by MCpl. Christopher Hermance of the Dover Police Department

  • Oct. 14 – Forensic Toxicology” presented by Lt. Col. Timothy Lyons, Ph.D., Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner

  • Oct. 28 – “Trends and Careers in Toxicology: Perspective of an Industrial Immunotoxicologist” presented by Scott Loveless, Ph.D., Director of Human and Health Science, DuPont-Haskell

  • Nov. 4 –“The Identification of Human Remains at the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory” presented by Michael Coble, Ph.D., Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory

  • Nov. 11 – “Got Fluids? An Overview of Forensic Serology” presented by Ken Williams, forensic scientist II, New Jersey State Police

For more information on the seminar, contact Dr. Clytrice Watson, assistant professor of biological sciences, at (302) 857-7485 or at