Arcadia University News


August 19, 2011

Scott '10M Launches Nexus for Future Forensic Students

Forensic scientist, tutor, adviser and mentor Tatiana T. Scott ’10M uses her skills in areas other than the laboratory. After noting a disparity in the field of forensic science, she recently launched a website dedicated to dispelling common misconceptions and guiding future students. Shortly after...

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August 10, 2011

Harris Challenges the Use of the Duquenois-Levine Test in Legal Convictions

Heather Harris , Adjunct Professor, Forensic Science, addressed the validity of drug identification methods in an article that appeared in Aug. 4 edition of The Guardian . She was consulted on the Duquenois-Levine test, which is widely used to detect marijuana. The test, a variation on simple...

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August 5, 2011

Serologist Stepanchick ’07M Plays Dynamic Role in Forensic Crime Investigation

Joel Stepanchick ’07M , serologist for the Pennsylvania State Police Crime Lab in Bethlehem, Pa., plays a dynamic role in crime investigation. Serving in the highly sought-after position, he demonstrates his forensics expertise in the lab and at crime scenes and courtrooms throughout Schuylkill,...

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July 29, 2011

Tokarz Lands Forensic Chemist Job Through Internship

By Larry Atkins Sally Tokarz ’07M has been a Forensic Chemist for NMS Labs in Willow Grove, Pa., since 2006. In her position, she analyzes and identifies controlled substances and pharmaceutical preparations using chemical, microscopic, and instrumental methods of analysis, and produces reports and...

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July 15, 2011

Forensic Science Students Sweep Top-Five in National Ranking

For the second time Arcadia University has had a Forensic Science graduate student rank #1 on the FSAT. Sarah Keeling, who graduated in May from the Master of Forensic Science program , placed #1 on the FSAT. Arcadia also had four students place in the top five of which three were members of the...

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July 8, 2011

Master's Students Mentor Teens at DiGregorio Summer Forensic Science Program

Six students in Arcadia’s Forensic Science graduate program are spending the summer helping Philadelphia-area high school students develop new thinking and scientific skills as part of the G. John Digregorio Summer Science Program, a full-time eight-week forensic science research course. Sponsored...

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July 8, 2011

Logan Testifies in Casey Anthony Trial

Dr. Barry Logan , an Adjunct Professor of Forensic Science and National Director of Forensic Services at NMS Labs, testified for the defense in the Casey Anthony trial on Thursday, June 23. Logan offered his expertise on forensic toxicology and raised questions about the protocol used by the...

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July 1, 2011

Alum Takes Her Forensic Science, DNA Skills to Alaska Lab

By Larry Atkins Jennifer Maryanopolis ’07M is a Forensic Scientist for the Alaska Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory. The disciplines in which she does casework include controlled substances toxicology, firearms/toolmarks biology, trace evidence, questioned documents, latent prints crime scene,...

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June 28, 2011

Forensic Scientist Herbert Helps Fallen Soldiers Return Home

By Larry Atkins In his work as a Forensic Scientist for the Armed Forces DNA Identification Lab, Tim Herbert ’07M helps families to locate loved ones lost in combat. Utilizing the skills he acquired in Arcadia’s Forensic Science program, he engages in case management, organic extraction of ancient...

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June 17, 2011

Mazzanti Introduces Burlington County Elementary Students to Forensics

Heather Mazzanti , Director of Forensic Science, inspired young students to pursue career paths in crime scene investigation as part of national Take Your Child to Work Day on April 28. She guided the children of Burlington County employees’ in the collection and analysis of fingerprints and DNA of...

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October 29, 2010

Logan, Forensic Toxicology Faculty, Named Executive Director at Foundation

The Fredric Rieders Family Renaissance Foundation, is pleased to announce that Dr. Barry K. Logan , one of the world's foremost authorities on alcohol and drug impaired driving, joins the organization as its Executive Director. He is certified by the American Board of Forensic Toxicology (ABFT),...

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October 19, 2010

Rieders Named to National Association of Medical Examiners Foundation Board

Just appointed to the National Association of Medical Examiners Foundation Board is Dr. Michael Fredric Rieders ’80 , currently Chairman of the Board at NMS Labs and Chief Science Officer at the Forensic Mentors Institute. Rieders is a Trustee and alum of Arcadia University and a faculty member in...

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May 4, 2010

Stelacio and Brophy Present Research at Two Conferences

“They continued working in my lab during the school year on tree cores and data analysis,” says Howard. “We were investigating the role forest fires play in structuring the vegetation—the ages, sizes, and species composition of trees. These unique cliff-top forests contain a wealth of biodiversity...

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