Faculty and Staff
Frederick Fochtman, Ph.D.
Director, Forensic Science and Law
340 Fisher Hall
Office Phone: 412.396.6373
Valerie Lijewski, M.Ed.
341 Fisher Hall
Core Forensic Science and Law Faculty
Lisa Ludvico, Ph.D.
238A Mellon Hall
Stephanie Wetzel, Ph.D.
359 Mellon Hall
Lyndsie Ferrara, M.S.
309 Fisher Hall
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
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