Former tenured professor, University of New Haven.
An expert on death investigation and the cold case process.
Trained hundreds of detectives on the cold case process in the states of Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, and was a guest lecturer at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC.
Reviewed cases and researched the cold case phenomena.
Published three books, one on Cold Cases (2nd Ed.), one on Death Investigation (2nd Ed.) and a Cold Case Protocol handbook on how to design, operate and manage a cold case unit.
Fellow, American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS).
Former Vice-President of AAFS and served 8 years on their Ethics Committee.
Was a regular guest lecturer at the Dutch Police Academy in The Netherlands.
Served 4 years on the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) Cold Case Working Group to develop a Best Practices guide for Implementing and Sustaining a Cold Case Investigation Unit.