The Bayer School Welcomes Dr. Pamela Marshall as Director of the M.S. Program in Forensic Science and Law

Dr. Pamela MarshallDr. Pamela Marshall has been involved in the field of forensic analysis since 2002. Upon the completion of her M.S. in Forensic Genetics in 2002, Dr. Marshall worked as a Forensic Scientist III at the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division. While in Maryland, Dr. Marshall became an expert on sexual assault kit examination and collection practices. She was the Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) Coordinator for the state, helped to promote 120-hour SAFE collection legislation, and assisted in the training of over 200 SAFE nurses.

Dr. Marshall has travelled abroad to Luanda, Angola, Africa to train analysts in forensic DNA analysis. She has been qualified as an expert witness in the field of serology in Maryland and Texas. From 2014-2018, Dr. Marshall served as the Director of the Forensic Science Program at the Southern University at New Orleans, a public, historically black college and university (HBCU). While at SUNO, Dr. Marshall created a state-of-the-art forensic laboratory for hands-on research and experimentation. She has received numerous grants as well as partnered on research projects with other faculty and students. She is an advocate for increasing the number of African American and underrepresented minority professionals in the field of forensic science.

Dr. Marshall has extensive graduate and undergraduate teaching experience in the forensic disciplines of serology, DNA, and microscopy. Her research interests include low copy number DNA, human and wildlife DNA identification challenges, nanoparticle technology, pressure cycling technology, and PCR enhancement.

About the M.S. Program in Forensic Science and Law

Duquesne's Master of Science in Forensic Science and Law Program is accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC). FEPAC-accredited programs have been rigorously reviewed and found to meet the standards for quality forensic science education. By choosing an accredited program, you will have the added assurance that your education will assist you in establishing a career in forensic sciences. The curriculum provides graduates of the program with credentials sought by employers and laboratories in the field. 

The Master of Science in Forensic Science and Law is the nation's only entry-level program combining science and law answering a critical need for skilled professionals in the exciting, yet challenging field of forensics. The program's faculty includes professors from both the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences and Duquesne University's prestigious Law School, making it the only one of its kind in the nation.

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