Lyndsie FerraraAssistant Professor
Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Forensic Science and Law Program
339D Fisher Hall
Education:Ph.D., Healthcare Ethics, Duquesne University, 2018
M.S. Forensic Science & Law, Duquesne University, 2009
B.S. Biology, Duquesne University, 2008
Dr. Ferrara is a former biologist at the U.S. Army Crime Investigation Laboratory and a forensics specialist/contractor for the Department of Justice's International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP).
She began working in the Duquesne University Forensics Science and Law program in May 2012, as a grant coordinator/program assistant and became an instructor in 2014.
Dr. Ferrara's primary area of research relates to ethics education in forensic science as well as DNA mixture interpretation. Her dissertation focused on the contribution of ethical reasoning skills in forensic science. She is actively engaged with the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence through workshops and report writing
Ferrara, L.N., J. Schreiber. "Development and Test of an Abductive Reasoning Ethics Module for Forensic Science Majors." New York, NY. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting April 2018.
Ferrara, L.N., J. Schreiber. "Using Forensic Cases to Improve Ethical Reasoning Skills." Seattle, WA. American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS) Meeting February 2018.
Ferrara, L.N., J. Schreiber. "How Abductive Reasoning Impacts Criminal Investigations." Pittsburgh, PA. Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Sciences (MAAFS) Meeting May 2017.
Ferrara, L.N., J. Schreiber. "Creating an Ethical Reasoning Curriculum for Forensic Science Majors." New Orleans, LA. American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS) Meeting February 2017.
Ferrara, L.N. "Duquesne University Research Collaborations." Cambridge, MD. Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists (MAAFS) Annual Meeting May 2015.
Ferrara, L.N., J. Schreiber. "Six Modes of Peircean Reasoning and Crime Scene Investigation Education." Washington D.C. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting April 2016.
Ferrara, L.N., J. Schreiber. "How Abductive Reasoning Impacts Criminal Investigations." Las Vegas, NV. American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS) Meeting February 2016.
Schantz, L.N., S. Hochendoner, L. Ludvico. "Comparison of Surfactants for the Transfer of Touch DNA." Denver, CO. AAFS Meeting February 2009.
Schantz, L.N., R. Freeman, N. Sciulli, C. Spencer. "Corresponding with ‘The Happy Face Killer' - A Case Study." Denver, CO. AAFS Meeting February 2009.
Schantz, L.N., L. Ludvico. "Genetic Sex Determination of Amur Tiger." (Poster) Washington, D.C. AAFS Meeting February 2008.
FORE 101 Forensic Science & Criminal Law
FORE 300 Professional Development I
FORE 320 Professional Development II
FORE 400w Professional Development III
FORE 420w Professional Development IV
FORE 550 Seminar/Journal Club
FORE 640 Research Defense