11-15-14: Improving Forensic Science: An Interview With Kevin Lothridge Of The NFSTC
BIO: Kevin Lothridge, Chief Executive Officer – NFSTC’s principal investigator, Mr. Lothridge is an accomplished forensic scientist and business leader with 28 years of experience in the international forensics industry. He has held positions as a forensic chemist, chief forensic chemist, and laboratory director for the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Department and the Pinellas County Forensic Laboratory. Mr. Lothridge has testified in court more than 50 times as an expert in controlled substances and fire debris analysis. He speaks at numerous professional conferences, and he co-authored the GC-MS Guide to Ignitable Liquids. In 2006-07, he led the development of the Expeditionary Analysis Center project for the Department of Defense, now used for training and tactical field forensics.
Mr. Lothridge holds a bachelor’s degree in Forensic Science from Eastern Kentucky University and a master’s degree in Management from National Louis University. He has served as president of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) and as acting chief of the Investigative and Forensic division of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ).
General NFSTC description: The National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Largo, Florida. Founded in 1995, NFSTC provides quality forensic services including biometrics and forensic science training, assessment, test and evaluation services, instructional design and support to the military, justice and forensic science communities.
National Forensic Science Technology Center: http://www.nfstc.org
Forensic Science Simplified: http://www.forensicsciencesimplified.org
NFSTC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nfstc
NFSTC on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nfstc
NFSTC Instructional Videos on Youtube: www.youtube.com/thenfstc
NamUs, the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System: http://www.namus.gov