Welcome to the Forensic Science Program!
The Forensic Science Program at UND has served undergraduates since 1999. Originally intended to provide a science background to law enforcement crime scene personnel, the program in 2004 grew to serve future crime laboratory personnel.
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Program Director: Dr. Phoebe Stubblefield advises the junior and senior students. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Science and an active Forensic Anthropologist.
Fall 2008 office hours:
Wednesdays 1:00-2:30pm &
Dr. Richard Wise is the sophomore advisor. He is a Forensic Psychologist and specializes in witness testimony.
Fall 2008 Office Hours:
Mondays &, Thursdays 1:00-2:00pm
Corwin-Larimore, room 317
Dr. Frank Cuozzo is the freshman advisor. He is a primatologist in the anthropology department with a specialty in Dental Anthropology.
Fall 2008 Office Hours:
Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:00-12:15pm
Please do not hesitate to contact your advisor if you have any needs or concerns, since we are at your service. During peak advising periods (October-November and March-April) advisors can be harder to reach, so book your appointments ahead of time. If you find you have an issue, whether compliment or problem, best addressed by the program director, do not hesitate to contact me.
Each Spring the Dakota Science Center co-hosts Super Science Saturday at the Grand Fork's Gambucci Arena. The event ran from 10am to 1pm on April 18th and featured activities, demonstrations, and tours from scientists representing numerous departments and programs of the
University of North Dakota, as well as science education enthusiasts,
Scouts, and public safety officers from the Grand Forks area. In an
annual show of support, several Forensic Science Students
participated in guiding primary school children through simple trace
evidence activities. Youngsters were able to view their own
fingerprints under a hand lens, observe the effects of the Microblue
alternate light source on fluorescent powder, and examine a human
hair (sometimes their own!) under the microscope. Dr. Stubblefield,
program Director, assisted by hosting a forensic anthropology table
featuring skeletal age and healed trauma displays using real and
replica human bone. In an added bonus, visiting Guatemalan forensic
anthropologist Lourdes Penados shared her skeletal expertise with
visitors to this table! Despite the cooler weather the event was
well attended and presenters were very busy. A great time was had by all!
Lourdes Penados, Guatemalan
forensic anthropologist hosts skeletal scholars.
Forensic Science students guide
youngsters through several activities.
October 4-8, 2010
Where Are You Now?
Let us know where you are as you progress in your Forensic Science, or science-related career! We'll put you on our map!
Forensic Science Welcomes New Staff
The Forensic Science Program welcomes the arrival of Dr. Igor Ovtchinnikov, molecular biologist! Dr. Ovtchinnikov will be contributing to the development of the forensic biology components of the program curriculum, and will be a frequent instructor of the introductory forensic science course. Dr. Ovtchinnikov has research interests in human genetic diversity and Neandertal DNA. He can be reached through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Developments in the FS Teaching Lab. An FT-IR (Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer) was recently added to the lab. This acquisition was supported by an NSF grant and the generous support of Gowan Construction.