Faculty and Staff
Pamela Marshall, Ph.D.
Director, Forensic Science and Law
340 Fisher Hall
Office Phone: 412.396.1703
Valerie Lijewski, M.Ed.
341 Fisher Hall
339B Fisher Hall
Core Forensic Science and Law Faculty
Lisa Ludvico, Ph.D.
238A Mellon Hall
Stephanie Wetzel, Ph.D.
359 Mellon Hall
Lyndsie Ferrara, Ph.D.
339D Fisher Hall
Jan Janecka, Ph.D., Department of Biological Sciences, Assistant Professor
John T. Rago, J.D., School of Law, Associate Professor
Michael Seaman, Ph.D., Department of Biological Sciences, Associate Professor
Michael Van Stipdonk, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Associate Professor
Benjamin Cooley, M.S., Forensic Scientist, Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office Forensic Lab Division
Laura Ditka, J.D., Senior Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Joel Fishman, Ph.D., Retired Associate Director for Lawyer Services, Duquesne University Center for Legal Information
Brian Kohlhepp, M.A., Detective in Detective Division/Forensic Investigation Unit, Ross Township Police
Allison Laneve, M.S., Manager, Forensic Science Department, RJ Lee Group, Inc.
Robert Levine, Ph.D., Retired Forensic Laboratory Manager Firearms and Toolmarks Section, Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office Forensic Lab Division
Stephanie Hrico, M.S., Forensic Scientist, RJ Lee Group, Inc.
Michael Machen, J.D., Attorney, MJM Positive Law Services
Sarah Pivovar, M.S., Forensic Scientist/Latent Prints, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation
Nicole Rodrigues Rial, J.D., Assistant Counsel, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Robert Schupansky, J.D., Assistant U.S. Attorney, United States Attorney's Office in Pittsburgh
Mandy Tinkey, M.S., Manager of Operations, Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office
Elizabeth Wisbon, M.S., Forensic Scientist, Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office Forensic Lab Division
Scholars In Residence
Frederick W. Fochtman, Ph.D. F-ABFT, Retired Director, Forensic Science and Law, Duquesne University
Mark W. Perlin, Ph.D., M.D., Ph.D., Chief Scientific and Executive Officer, Cybergenetics Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
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