Deborah G. Jozwiak

320 Fisher Hall
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Phone: 412-396-1330
Fax: 412-396-1331

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    Advisory Board

    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