Editorial Advisory Board

ROCKAWAY, NJ – Forensic Magazine, the leading source for news and information on forensic science disciplines, has assembled a new Editorial Advisory Board welcoming some of the industry’s foremost innovators and thought leaders from top law enforcement agencies, renowned laboratories, and distinguished academic institutions.

Please welcome our 2016 Editorial Advisory Board:

Ashraf Mozayani

Ashraf is Executive Director of the Texas Forensic Science Commission, and a professor at Texas Southern University. Dr. Mozayani received a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Tehran and a Doctorate of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Toxicology from the University of Alberta.

Lawrence Kobilinsky

Lawrence is the Chairman of the Science Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. He is also a member of the doctoral faculties in biochemistry and criminal justice at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Vernon J. Geberth

Vernon is a retired Lieutenant-Commander of the New York City Police Department with over 40 years of law enforcement experience handling over 400 murder investigations each year. He is the author of the highly influential book, "Practical Homicide Investigations," now in its fifth edition.

Chris Asplen

Chris previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, and the Executive Director of the National Commission on the Future of DNA Evidence under the Justice Department. During this time, he was appointed to the White House Initiative on Law Enforcement Technology, representing the Department of Justice’s Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Dick Warrington

Dick is retired from the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Department in Topeka, Kansas. He had a career of 25 years in law enforcement, more than 19 years of which were in direct involvement with crime scene investigation.

Jack Ballantyne

Jack is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Central Florida and the Associate Director for Research at the National Center for Forensic Science in Orlando, Fla. He is a regular visiting guest at the Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods (SWGDAM), a member of the DoD Quality Assurance Oversight Committee, and was a member of the World Trade Center Kinship and Data Analysis Panel.

John J. Barbara

John is an ASCLD/LAB inspector since 1993, and has conducted inspections in several forensic disciplines including digital evidence. He owns a consulting firm called Digital Forensics Consulting, LLC, providing services for companies seeking digital forensics accreditation.

Kenneth C. Mohr, Jr.

Kenneth is the Chief Executive Officer of Crime Lab Design in St. Louis Mo., a design and consulting firm specializing in crime laboratories. He is also the author of dozens of articles in the Forensic Magazine column "Most Wanted: Questions in Lab Design."

Dragan Primorac

Dragan is a university professor, pediatrician, geneticist and forensic science expert who became a politician as a member of the Croatian government, serving as the Minister of Science, Education and Sports between 2003 and 2009.

The Editorial Advisory board members have been invited to join Forensic Magazine to help shape our editorial content, identify important topics and special issues, moderate discussions, and attract fresh and meaningful, new voices to Forensic Magazine.

"The quality and professionalism of our board members really speaks to the effectiveness of our content," said Forensic Magazine editor Sean Allocca. "They are truly at the top of their game, and we’re honored to have them on board."

These seasoned industry experts have clocked thousands of hours investigating crime scenes, analyzing criminal evidence in the laboratory or teaching at acclaimed institutions. They include faculty from prestigious universities, seasoned police captains with decades of experience at metropolitan agencies, top legal scholars and policy makers, and prominent political advisers.

"The creation of the board is part of our larger vision to provide our readership with the best quality content possible. In 2015, we instituted a number of changes including hiring new real-time science writers to get up-to-the-minute, exclusive content. We also revamped our print and online editions to provide clean and effective information to our readers. Thanks to these, and many other efforts, our online viewership increased twofold in 2015—and we’re excited to see what the rest of 2016 brings," commented Bea Riemschneider, Editorial Director, Science Group.

"The new board will be instrumental in keeping with this new approach to covering the forensic sciences," said Editor Sean Allocca. "We will provide premium exclusive coverage, amass a growing number of expert voices, and champion integrity and scientific accuracy in all our reporting."

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