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Forensic Science Standards Board

June 26, 2014: NIST Names Members to First Forensic Science Standards Board (news release)

The FSSB serves as the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) governing board and supports the organization by:

  • overseeing operations of all resource committees, scientific area committees and subcommittees;
  • approving standards for listing on the OSAC Registry of Approved Standards; and
  • facilitating communication within OSAC and between OSAC and the forensic science community.

Research representatives

  • Joseph Francisco, Ph.D., William E. Moore distinguished professor, Purdue University
  • Anil Jain, Ph.D., distinguished professor, Michigan State University
  • Karen Kafadar, Ph.D., statistics professor, Indiana University; Department of Statistics professor and chair, University of Virginia (after 8/26/2014)
  • Sarah Kerrigan, Ph.D., Forensic Science Department chair, Sam Houston State University
  • Douglas Ubelaker, Ph.D., curator, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Division of Physical Anthropology

Professional association representatives

  • Andrew Baker, M.D., National Association of Medical Examiners, standards committee chair; Hennepin County Medical Examiner, Minn.
  • Laurel Farrell, Society of Forensic Toxicologists, director and past president; American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Program Manager – Calibration
  • Steven Johnson, International Association for Identification, first vice president; Ideal Innovations Inc., certified latent print examiner/facial examiner
  • Mark Keisler, Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners past president and member-at-large; Indiana State Police Laboratory, Forensic Firearms Identification Unit supervisor 
  • Barry Logan, Ph.D., American Academy of Forensic Sciences, past president; NMS Labs, vice president of Forensic Science Initiatives and chief of Forensic Toxicology
  • Jeremy Triplett, American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors, advocacy committee chair; Kentucky State Police Forensic Laboratory supervisor

Scientific Area Committee (SAC) chairs:

  • Richard Vorder Bruegge, Ph.D., SAC IT/Multimedia; Federal Bureau of Investigation, senior photographic technologist
  • Gregory Davis, M.D., SAC Crime Scene/Death Investigation; University of Alabama at Birmingham, professor, division director, and chief coroner/medical examiner
  • George Herrin Jr., Ph.D., SAC Biology/DNA; Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Division of Forensic Science deputy director
  • Austin Hicklin, SAC Physics/Pattern; Noblis, biometrics and forensic science fellow
  • Scott Oulton, SAC Chemistry/Instrumental Analysis; Drug Enforcement Administration, associate deputy assistant administrator

NIST Ex Officio member: Mark Stolorow, Director of OSAC Affairs

FSSB Roles and Responsibilities