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Faculty and Staff

Director

Frederick Fochtman, Ph.D.
Director, Forensic Science and Law

340 Fisher Hall
Office Phone: 412.396.6373
Fax: 412.396.1402
Email: fochtman@duq.edu

Assistant Director/Advising

Valerie Lijewski, M.Ed.
Assistant Director/Academic Advisor

341 Fisher Hall
Office Phone: 412.396.1084
Fax: 412.396.1402
Email: lijewski@duq.edu

Administration

Trudi MarianiTrudi Mariani
Administrative Assistant

341 Fisher Hall
Office Phone: 412.396.1514
Fax: 412.396.1402
Email: marianit@duq.edu

Core Forensic Science and Law Faculty

Dr. Lisa LudvicoLisa Ludvico, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences

238A Mellon Hall
Office Phone: 412.396.6680
Email: Ludvico@duq.edu

Dr. Stephanie WetzelStephanie Wetzel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

359 Mellon Hall
Office Phone: 412.396.4222
Email: wetzels@duq.edu

Lyndsie Ferrara, MSLyndsie Ferrara, M.S.
Instructor
Forensic Science and Law Program

309 Fisher Hall
Office Phone: 412.396.2304
Email: schantzL@duq.edu

Affiliated Faculty

Philip E. Auron, Ph.D., Department of Biological Sciences, Professor

John T. Rago, J.D., School of Law, Associate Professor

Michael Seaman, Ph.D., Department of Biological Sciences, Associate Professor

David W. Seybert, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Professor

Michael Van Stipdonk, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Associate Professor

Adjunct Faculty

Sara Bitner, M.S., Forensic Scientist, Serology/DNA, Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office Forensic Lab Division

Rebekah Byrne, M.S., Forensic Scientist, Gateway Analytical

Paul Carlson, M.S., Retired Forensic & Industrial Scientist, President, Protera Laboratories

Laura Ditka, J.D., Senior Deputy Attorney General at Office of the Attorney General Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

David Exline, M.S., Sr. Vice President, Gateway Analytical

Joel Fishman, Ph.D., Assistant Director for Lawyer Center for Legal Information

Ron Freeman, B.A., Retired Commander Homicide Division, City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police

A. Michael Gianantonio, J.D., "Of Counsel" at Law Firm of Archinaco/Bracken

Brian Kohlhepp, M.A., Detective in Detective Division/Forensic Investigation Unit, Ross Township Police

Robert Levine, Ph.D., Retired Forensic Laboratory Manager Firearms and Toolmarks Section, Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office Forensic Lab Division

Allison Murtha, M.S., Forensic Scientist, RJ Lee Group, Inc.

Julia Patterson, M.S., Forensic Scientist, Gateway Analytical

Sarah Pivovar, M.S., Forensic Scientist/Latent Prints, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation

Elizabeth Wisbon, M.S., Forensic Scientist, Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office Forensic Lab Division

Mandy Tinkey, M.S., Forensic Scientist, Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office Forensic Lab Division

Scholars In Residence

Michael Del Cimmuto, B.A., Director of Campus Safety and Security at Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

Christine Tomsey, M.S., Retired DNA Technical Leader and Forensic DNA Manager, Pennsylvania State Police

Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D., Adjunct Professor of Law