Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Forensic Science & Clinical Toxicology
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

AAFS Announces 2014-15 Officers and Board of Directors

Published: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Bookmark and Share
The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) is governed by an 18-member board of directors, which includes 11 Academy members who are elected by their respective sections.

Serving as 2014-15 officers are: Daniel A. Martell, PhD, president; Susan M. Ballou, MS, vice president; John E. Gerns, MFS, secretary; Barry K. Logan, PhD, past president; Victor W. Weedn, MD, JD, president-elect; Robert B.J. Dorion, DDS, vice president; and Betty Layne DesPortes, JD, treasurer. 

The 2014-15 board of directors are: Laura C. Fulginiti, PhD; Lucy A. Davis, BHS; David W. Baker, MFS; Julie A. Howe, MBA;Roderick T. Kennedy, JD; John P. Kenney, DDS, MS; Gregory G. Davis, MD; John L. Young, MD, MS; Jane A. Lewis, MFS; andRuth E. Winecker, PhD.

Dr. Martell is an AAFS Fellow and the first forensic psychologist to become president of the Academy. He will carry forward the important work of AAFS by encouraging multi-disciplinary divergent approaches to a common forensic problem or issue.  A focus on international collaboration, mentoring, education and stimulating the future of forensic sciences by engaging young forensic scientists, distinguished fellows and past presidents will carry forward the vital, credible work of the forensic sciences and its application to the legal system.

"Multi-disciplinary, internationally collaborative efforts of the forensic sciences community strengthens our ability to enhance the techniques, technologies and processes that drive the core mission of AAFS and its members – to provide credible, unbiased, scientifically proven evidence to the judicial system.  Working with governments, law enforcement and the legal system, we will continue to strengthen the science that is applied to the law," says Martell.  "We will also continue to foster best practices and cultivate future generations of forensic scientists who, by the rigorous training and requirements of AAFS, will carry forward legitimate forensic sciences," he said.

Martell is the forensic neuropsychologist for the forensic litigation consulting firm of Park Dietz & Associates and the Threat Assessment Group, Inc. in Newport Beach, CA.  A cum laude psychology graduate from Washington and Jefferson College, Martell earned his master's and PhD degrees in Clinical Psychology at the University of Virginia.  He is a member of several highly esteemed associations and was awarded a research grant from the National Science Foundation to study violent criminal behavior among the homeless and mentally ill.


Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 3,000+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 4,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.


Scientific News
World’s Oldest Human Footprints Investigated
Bournemouth University researchers investigate world’s oldest human footprints with software designed to decode crime scenes.
Beating the Backlog in Criminal Investigations
Andrew Sheldon, Chief Technical Officer at UK Digital Forensics specialists Evidence Talks, says there is a way to beat the backlog in processing digital evidence.
Bringing the Lab to the Crime Scene
Developing a miniature mass spectrometer to allow instant analysis of evidence.
Forensic Botany Uses Plant DNA to Trace Crimes
Sam Houston State University is advancing the field of forensic botany with the publication of two recent studies that use marijuana DNA to link drug supplies and pollen DNA to aid in forensic investigations.
First Gene for Grey Hair Found
The first gene identified for greying hair has been discovered by an international UCL-led study, confirming greying has a genetic component and is not just environmental. - See more at: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/news-articles/0316/010316-first-grey-hair-gene-discovered#sthash.gD0shNNC.dpuf
Determining 'Patterns' for Bones Left on Ground Surfaces
For the first time, researchers have determined a signature of changes that occur to human remains, specifically bones, left outside in the New England environment.
Forensics Close in on Footwear Analysis
First it was your fingerprint that gave the game away and then DNA analysis transformed forensic science. But ‘watch your step’ because an expert in the School of Physics and Astronomy at The University of Nottingham has developed a new technique which could lead to a ‘step change’ in forensic footwear imaging.
Characterizing the Smell of Death
New research reveals the odor profile of decaying bodies.
New Forensic Methods for Human DNA Cases
Sam Houston State University was awarded a grant from the National Institute of Justice to develop and test the best possible sample preparation methods for skeletal and decomposing human remains using emerging, next-generation DNA technology to identify missing persons or victims of mass disasters.
Portable Kit Can Recover Traces of Chemical Evidence
A chemist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a portable version of his method for recovering trace chemicals such as environmental pollutants and forensic evidence including secret graves and arson fire debris.
SELECTBIO

SELECTBIO Market Reports
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
3,000+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,500+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!