Guiding The Wecht Institute in the development of its curricula and the selection of topics for its conferences and publications is an accomplished group of experts from the fields of forensic science, law, education, law enforcement and public policy.
As members of The Wecht Institute’s Advisory Board, many of these experts also periodically lecture in the Institute’s academic programs and present papers at its annual conferences.
Advisory Board Members:
Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D. (Chair)
Forensic Pathology Consultant, Author and Lecturer
Honorable Ruggero J. Aldisert
Senior Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
George J. Annas, J.D., M.P.H.
Edward R. Utley Professor and Chair, Department of Health Law, Bioethics and Human Rights, Boston University
Steven C. Batterman, Ph.D.
Forensic Engineering Consultant, Batterman Engineering, LLC
Alfred Blumstein, Ph.D.
J. Erik Jonsson University Professor of Urban Systems and Operations Research, Carnegie Mellon University
Ann Wolbert Burgess, D.N.Sc., R.N.
Professor, Connell School of Nursing, Boston College
The Honorable Jay Costa
State Senator, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
The Honorable David S. Cercone
United States District Judge, Western District of Pennsylvania
Frederick W. Fochtman, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology/Toxicology, Duquesne University
Lisa B. Freeland, J.D.
Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Ronald B. Freeman
Former Commander of Investigations, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police
Christine Funk, Esq.
General Counsel, Washington, D.C. Department of Forensic Sciences
Grace Ann Geibel, RSM, Ph.D.
President Emeritus, Carlow College
Neal H. Haskell, Ph.D.
Professor of Entomology, St. Joseph's College
Henry C. Lee, Ph.D.
Chief Emeritus for Scientific Services, State of Connecticut; founder,
Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science, University of New Haven
Harry Litman, Esq.
Attorney; Former U.S. Attorney, Western District of Pennsylvania
Michael J. Machen, Esq.
Private Attorney; Former Chief Public Defender, Allegheny County
Detective Kenneth L. Mains
Founder and President, American Investigative Society of Cold Cases
Jane Campbell Moriarty, J.D.
Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship and Carol Los Mansmann
Chair in Faculty Scholarship, Duquesne University School of Law
Matthias I. Okoye, M.D., J.D.
Director, Nebraska Forensic Medical Services
David Pauly, M.F.S.
Professor of Justice Administration, Methodist University
Mark W. Perlin, M.D., Ph.D.
CEO and Chief Scientific Officer, Cybergenetics
Mark M. Pollitt, Ph.D.
President, Digital Evidence Professional Services, Inc.
Katherine M. Ramsland, Ph.D.
Author and Professor of Forensic Psychology, DeSales University
Michael F. Rieders, Ph.D.
President and Chief Science Officer, NMS Labs
James C. Roddey
Former Allegheny County Chief Executive
Mark E. Safarik, M.S.
President, Forensic Behavioral Services International
The Honorable Kevin G. Sasinoski
Judge, Criminal Division, Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas
L. Kathleen Sekula, Ph.D., APRN
Professor of Nursing and Director of Forensic Nursing Programs, Duquesne University
James E. Starrs, LL.M.
David B. Weaver Research Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School
Robert K. Tanenbaum, Esq.
Attorney and Author; Former Homicide Bureau Chief, New York
Honorable David N. Wecht
Judge, Superior Court, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Victor W. Weedn, M.D., J.D.
Chair, Department of Forensic Science, The George Washington University
Michael Welner, M.D.
Chairman, The Forensic Panel; Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, New York University