Adjunct Lecturer – Criminalistics
Areas of Expertise: Ricochet analysis and explosives
I got into science because I thought it would be good to know how not to blow myself up on the Fourth of July. So I went to Stuyvesant High School and in my senior year there, I took out a book from the library entitled Science Against Crime. On the cover were two scientists in white lab coats, one of them holding a side-by-side double barrel shotgun for test firing. I knew then that forensic science would be the direction of my application of science. John Jay College was in my home town of New York, so off to Jay I went after graduating from Stuy. A couple degrees later and here I am working in the criminalistics laboratory and closing in on my PhD. Not surprisingly, my interests are firearms and explosives.