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Introducing a New Annual Honorary Program: Pioneers of Forensic Science

Dr. Henry Lee


One of the world's foremost criminalists, Dr. Henry Lee is known for his work on such matters as the JonBenét Ramsey killing, the O.J. Simpson case, the D.C. sniper shootings, the death of Deputy White House Counsel Vincent Foster and the Caylee Anthony investigation.

Now chief emeritus of Scientific Services for the state of Connecticut, Dr. Lee has served as the state's commissioner of Public Safety, Forensic Science Laboratory director, and chief criminalist. He is founder of the University of New Haven's Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science and namesake of its Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences. Dr. Lee also serves as editor of several academic journals and has authored more than 30 books.

Duquesne's inaugural Pioneers of Forensic Science conference will honor Dr. Lee's career, with scholarly presentations by current and former colleagues, panel discussions, and a Q&A during which Dr. Lee will share career highlights with an interdisciplinary group of experts. Featuring forensic pathologist Michael Baden, legendary trial attorney F. Lee Bailey, criminal defense litigator Mark Geragos, Chief Connecticut State's Attorney Kevin Kane, author Katherine Ramsland, forensic science educator Victor Weedn, and the Institute's own namesake, Cyril Wecht, this conference will also include a reception and dinner program in Dr. Lee's honor.