Arcadia University News


June 22, 2021

Alumnae, Faculty Publish on Drug-Impaired Driving and Motor Vehicle Fatalities

By Katherine Haines '21, '22 Amanda D’Orazio ’15, ’17M and Amanda Mohr ’12M and faculty members Dr. Karen Scott , associate professor and program director of Forensic Science, and Dr. Barry Logan, associate professor of Forensic Science, published “ Recommendations for Toxicological Investigation...

forensic science faculty experts alumni

June 14, 2021

MSFS Students DiEmma and Stringer Win at Forensic Science Research Exchange

Master of Science in Forensic Science (MSFS) students Gabrielle DiEmma ‘21M and Amy Stringer ‘21M won awards at the 10th Annual Pennsylvania Forensic Science Research Exchange, coming home with the Graduate Poster Award and the Graduate Oral Presentation Award, respectively. DiEmma presented the...

college of arts and sciences forensic science

May 17, 2021

Amy Stringer: Master of Science in Forensic Science

Major: Master of Science in Forensic Science Favorite Arcadia memory: There are so many. I use to hold these game nights in the Fall 2019 [as an undergraduate biochemistry student]—had this awesome group of students that came into the honors program. They wanted to play Dungeons & Dragons, and...

forensic science class of 2021 alumni chemistry biology homepage honors program

April 28, 2021

Students and Faculty Present at Forensic Science Conference

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 Nine students in Arcadia’s Masters of Forensic Sciences program presented at the 2021 American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting from Feb. 15 to 19. Presentation topics varied between criminalistics, toxicology, and general forensic science. Presenting students include:...

forensic science

March 30, 2021

Dr. Scott, Krug ’20M Explore Opioid Crisis in Forensic Science Journal

Dr. Karen Scott , director of the Forensic Science program, and Forensic Science alumnus Sam Krug ’20M had their advanced review, “ A toxicological exploration of the opioid crisis ,” published in the August issue of the WIREs Forensic Science journal. In the paper, the two explore the origins of...

college of arts and sciences forensic science faculty experts alumni

November 11, 2020

Demarest ’05M Brings Closure to Families of Fallen Soldiers

For the past four years of her fifteen year career at the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory (AFDIL), Forensic Science alumna Julie Demarest ’05M has worked to help families of missing soldiers from World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam War, and Cold War. As the Technical Leader of the...

college of arts and sciences forensic science alumni homepage

September 2, 2020

Forensic Science Uses Hybrid Model for Fall 2020

“Once we got sent home last spring, we lost half the semester for lab work,” said Dr. Heather Harris , assistant professor of Forensic Science. “We had just gotten to the meat of the coursework, but the students didn’t get to apply it.” Like many lab courses in the Spring 2020 semester, the...

all-modes college of arts and sciences forensic science homepage

August 19, 2020

Drag Racing Helps Zepp ’24 Overcome Lack of Confidence

“I've been bullied since the third grade,” said Bailie Zepp ’24 , a drag racer from Hanover, Pa. who holds three National Hot Rod Association junior racing records: most money won, most wins in a row, and most tracks traveled in a row. “Racing was my outlet to get away from [that]. It's turned me...

Class of 2024 forensic science homepage student activities

May 26, 2020

Dr. Harris Featured in Netflix Criminology Series

Dr. Heather Harris , assistant professor of Forensic Science, was featured in the Netflix documentary series “How to Fix a Drug Scandal. ” The series explores the cases of Annie Dookhan and Sonja Farak, two forensic drug scientists who tampered with court evidence within their Massachusetts...

forensic science faculty experts

May 7, 2020

Dr. Scott Publishes in Toxicology Journal on Abuse of Drugs Among Prisoners in Scotland

Dr. Karen Scott , director and associate professor of Forensic Science, published an article in the March 2020 issue of the Oxford University Press’ Journal of Analytical Toxicology titled, “An Insight into Gabapentin and Pregabalin in Scottish Prisoners.” The article was based on a study done with...

forensic science faculty experts

November 18, 2019

Stringer ’20, ’21M Sees New Career Possibilities After Chemistry Lab Experience

Biochemistry major Amy Stringer ’20, ’21M has known since she was a child that she wanted to be a doctor. But after three years in the lab with Dr. Manny Curotto , professor and chair of Chemistry, she’s set her sights on a different career track: pathology. She’s still planning to go to medical...

chemistry forensic science homepage student research

April 26, 2019

Mohr ’12M Receives Forensic Science Award

Forensic Science alumna Amanda L.A. Mohr ’12M received the 2019 American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Irving Sunshine Award from the Toxicology Section, which focuses on the research and detection of poisons and drugs in medical and legal investigations. The Irving Sunshine award is given to...

alumni forensic science

April 23, 2019

Arcadia Nationally Ranked Among Forensic Science Programs

Arcadia University’s Forensic Science 4+2 program was ranked in Bachelor Degree Center’s “25 Best Bachelor’s in Forensic Science for 2019.” The rankings note that Arcadia’s program allows undergraduate Chemistry and Biology majors to enroll in the master of Forensic Science degree, as long as they...

biology chemistry forensic science homepage

April 5, 2019

Ciallella ’15 Publishes Toxicology Research

Forensic Science alumna Heather Ciallella ’15 published her first scientific article, “Advancing Computational Toxicology in the Big Data Era by Artificial Intelligence: Data-Driven and Mechanism-Driven Modeling for Chemical Toxicology,” with the Journal of Chemical Research in Toxicology on March...

alumni forensic science

February 7, 2019

Drs. Scott and Nisbet Publish in Journal of Analytical Toxicology

Dr. Karen Scott , associate professor and program director of forensic science, and Dr. Lorna Nisbet , forensic science doctorate student at Arcadia and lecturer of analytical chemistry and forensic science at Anglia Ruskin University, published groundbreaking drug identification research, “The...

forensic science plaudits

November 2, 2017

Dr. Tobe Publishes Research on rRNA Sequencing of Microbial DNA

Assistant Professor of Forensic Science Dr. Shane Tobe co-authored a research article titled “Microbial Composition Analyses by 16S rRNA Sequencing: A Proof of Concept Approach to Provenance Determination of Archaeological Ochre,” which was published by the Public Library of Science (PLOS) on Oct...

faculty experts forensic science plaudits

September 20, 2017

Dr. Scott Publishes on Drug Detection in Rat Hair

Dr. Karen Scott , director of Forensic Science, and doctorate student Lorna Nisbet published a paper in the Oxford Academic Journal of Analytical Toxicology that assesses the impact hair color has on the detection of certain high potency psychoactive drugs. “Application of a Urine and Hair...

faculty experts forensic science plaudits research

August 24, 2017

Arcadia Alumni Lead Forensic Science Camp

On Aug. 12, The Intelligencer published a piece on the Forensic Sciences Mentoring Institute, led by Arcadia Master of Science in Forensic Science alumni Mandy Mohr ’12 , Alex Krotulski ’15 , and Meaghan Drumm ’15 . Each summer, the program gives 12 local high school students the opportunity to...

forensic science plaudits

March 21, 2017

More than 100 Organizations Represented at Arcadia's Spring Internship and Career Fair

The Office of Career Education (OCE) is gearing up for its largest event of the year: the Spring 2017 Internship and Career Fair. On Wednesday, March 29, more than 100 representatives from various organizations, industries, and graduate school programs—catering to Arcadia’s diverse student...

career education careers

March 20, 2017

Arcadia Hosts Poet Sarah Blake for Visiting Writers Series

Arcadia University’s Visiting Writers Series continues with a reading and Q&A by poet Sarah Blake on Friday, March 31 beginning at 6 p.m. in Stein Fireplace Lounge in the Commons. Blake is the author of Mr. West , an unauthorized lyric biography about Kanye West that was released in 2015. Her...

creative writing english visiting writers

March 17, 2017

Arcadia Class Hosts Autism Acceptance Family Fun Night

Enjoy a fun night on Arcadia University’s campus and support autism acceptance. The University’s Event Management class will host an Autism Acceptance Family Fun Night for families in the community. This inclusive event will bring together children of all backgrounds to help understand each other...

athletics open to the public sport management