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International Association of 
Forensic Criminologists

1. Founding Members

2. Officers

3. Board of Directors

   

Founding Members

- Det. John J. Baeza, NYPD (ret)
- W. Jerry Chisum, CA DOJ (ret)
- T. Mike Chamberlin, FBI (ret)
- Michael McGrath, MD
- Brent E. Turvey


Officers

Stan Crowder. PhD
President
Brent E. Turvey, PhD
Secretary - Treasurer
Shawn Mikulay
Vice President
Ron Miller
Ethics Committee Chair

Board of Directors

Brent Turvey & Jerry Chisum - Ohio, 2010W. Jerry Chisum, BS
Forensic Section
IAFC Board Member
Founding Member

William "Jerry" Chisum, now retired from teaching and active government service, started criminalistics practice in 1960. He studied under Paul Kirk at UC Berkeley where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry. He worked in San Bernardino, then set up the Kern County Laboratory in Bakersfield. After joining the California Dept. of Justice, he took a leave of absence (1971-73) to work at Stanford Research Institute.

Jerry has always been interested in evidence at the crime scene. He developed several methods that he shares with his students. He taught as a part time professor at the California State University, Sacramento for 4 years. He instructed with Joe Rynearson for over 25 years, in various locations in California, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, New Mexico, Washington DC and Nevada. He has lectured on Crime Scene Reconstruction at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, UC Berkeley, the University of New Haven, the Connecticut State Police Academy's First Conference on Serial Murders, Oklahoma City's Second Conference on Serial Murders, the Nashville Symposium on Crime Scene Reconstruction, Reno, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in Los Angeles, the First Chinese-American Conference on Police Science in Taiwan, the Australian Forensic Science Society in Brisbane, Australia, and the Tri-State Annual Law Enforcement Conference in Great Spirit Lake, Iowa.

He has been President of the California Association of Criminalists three times, only one other person has served two terms. He served as President of the American Society of Crime Lab Directors and as President of the Stanislaus County Peace Officers Association. He has also served as the Vice-President of the ABP.

He is also a co-author of Crime Reconstruction, 1st and 2nd editions (2006, 2011 - Elsevier Science).

Though now retired from government service, Jerry still is active in case consultation and accepts cases from throughout the United States. He can be reached via email at: wjchisum@comcast.net.


Dr. Stan Crowder, PresidentStan Crowder, PhD
Criminology Section
President (2010 - current )

IAFC Board Member
ABP Board of Examiners

Stan Crowder is a retired U.S. Army Military Police Colonel.  During his 35 years of military service, Stan held in numerous positions including:  MP Commander, Chief of Investigations for the Inspector General of Georgia, Counterdrug Coordinator, Battalion Commander, and Chief of Personnel.  He also served seven years as a civilian police officer.  He currently teaches in the Criminal Justice Program at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia, where he has been since 1999. In 2007 he was the recipient of the Betty Siegel teaching award.  Stan holds a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, as well as an MBA.

He is also a co-author of Ethical Justice (2013 - Elsevier Science).

He can be reached via email at: scrowder@kennesaw.edu.


Michael McGrath, MD - Ohio, 2010Michael McGrath, MD
Behavioral Section
Past President (1999-2009)
IAFC Board Member

Founding Member

Michael McGrath is a Board Certified Forensic Psychiatrist, licensed in the State of New York. He is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY. He is also a past President of the ABP.

Dr. McGrath divides his time among administrative, clinical, research and teaching activities. His published areas of expertise include forensic psychiatry, criminal profiling, and false allegations. He has lectured on three continents and is a founding member of the Academy of Behavioral Profiling. He can be contacted at: mmcgrath@profiling.org.


Shawn Mikulay, PhD
Criminology
Section
Vice-President
IAFC Board Member

Shawn Mikulay is a Professor of Psychology at Elgin Community College in Elgin, Illinois where he teaches coursework in general, forensic, developmental, and experimental psychology, human sexuality, and criminal profiling. Dr. Mikulay has been with Elgin Community College since 1995.

Dr. Mikulay received his Doctorate of Philosophy in Psychology from Northern Illinois University (1998). He received his Master of Arts in Psychology (1995) and Master of Science in Industrial Management (1996). During graduate school, he taught as an adjunct instructor at Concordia University, Kishwaukee College, Waubonsee Community College, and Elgin Community College. 

He is currently the vice-president of the International Association of Forensic Criminologists.

Dr. Mikulay's areas of research and expertise include workplace deviance, forensic victimology, behavioral analysis, offender modus operandi, and offender signature behavior. His research has been published in Genetic, Social, & General Psychology Monographs, Educational & Psychological Measurement, and the  Journal of Organizational Behavior. 

He can be contacted at: smikulay@elgin.edu.


Ron Miller, Ethics ChairRonald Miller, MS
Investigative
Section
Ethics Committee Chair
IAFC Board Member

Ron Miller holds a Bachelors of Forensic Science from the University of California at Berkeley where he studied under Dr. Paul L. Kirk and Dr. John I. Thornton. He also holds a Masters in Public Service, a Masters in Clinical Mental Health, and is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. He loved "working the street" as a Police Officer and as a Crime Scene Investigator, Detective and EOD team member in the 70's and 80's in the San Francisco Bay Area

He left law enforcement due to a vision disorder and it was then that he sought his graduate education. He found himself continuing to work in the judicial arena doing mental health evaluations and treatment for the courts, critical incident debriefings for public safety and industry. Eventually he shifted his focus to felony investigations, specializing in homicides, death penalty mitigation investigations and post conviction appellate work in state and federal courts as a licensed private investigator in the Pacific Northwest. 

He can be contacted at: rjmiller@behavioralforensics.com


Angela N. Torres, Ph.D.
Behavioral Section
past-President (2010)
IAFC Board Member

Angela Torres received her BA in Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley, and then her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Sam Houston State University. She also completed a one-year internship in clinical psychology at the Federal Medical Center, Federal Bureau of Prisons, in Rochester, MN. Subsequently, she completed a one-year fellowship in forensic psychology. Currently, Dr. Torres is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Forensic Evaluator at Central State Hospital, the maximum-security forensic hospital in Petersburg, Virginia. In this capacity Dr. Torres completes forensic evaluations for the Court such as competency to stand trial and mental status at the time of the offense evaluations. 

She can be contacted at Angela.Torres@csh.dmhmrsas.virginia.gov


Brent E. Turvey, PhD
Forensic Section
Secretary - Treasurer
IAFC Board Member
ABP Board of Examiners

Founding Member

Brent Turvey & Shawn Mikulay - Ohio, 2010Brent E. Turvey spent his first years in college on a pre-med track only to change his course of study once his true interests took hold. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University in Psychology, with an emphasis on Forensic Psychology, and an additional Bachelor of Science degree in History. He went on to receive his Masters of Science in Forensic Science after studying at the University of New Haven, in West Haven, Connecticut; and then a PhD in Criminology from Bond University.

Since graduating in 1996, Brent has consulted with many agencies, attorneys, and police departments in the United States, Australia, China, Canada, Barbados and Korea on a range of rapes, homicides, and serial/ multiple rape/ death cases, as a forensic scientist and criminal profiler. He has also been court qualified as an expert in the areas of criminal profiling, crime scene analysis, forensic science, victimology, and crime reconstruction.

He is the author of Criminal Profiling: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Editions (1999, 2002, 2008, 2011) and Forensic Fraud (2013). He is also a co-author of Rape Investigation Handbook,1st and 2nd editions  (2004, 2011), Crime Reconstruction, 1st and 2nd editions (2006, 2011); Ethical Justice (2013); and Forensic Victimology, 1st and 2nd editions (2009, 2013) - all with Elsevier Science. For a complete list of titles, see Amazon.com.

He is also currently a full partner, Forensic Scientist, Criminal Profiler, and Instructor with Forensic Solutions, LLC, as well as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Sociology and Justice Studies at Oklahoma City University

He can be contacted via email at: bturvey@profiling.org


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