Forensic Science is the application of techniques and principles of the natural and
physical sciences to the analysis of evidence collected during criminal investigations.This
program shares faculty from the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, and Criminal Justice
Administration and consists of a strong interdisciplinary curriculum within these
For more program details visit: http://www.mtsu.edu/forensicscience
Dr. Hugh Berryman, director of FIRE, and Alicja Kutyla, a biology master's degree student, presented a paper at the American Academy of Forensic Science Annual Meeting in Washington, DC in February 2008 winning them the Ellis R. Kerley Award and $1000.
Papers Submitted for Presentation at the 2009 annual meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in Denver, Colorado:
A New Approach to Aging the Human Skeleton: The Sacral Auricular Surface, Alicja K. Kutyla, MS* University of Tennessee, Department of Anthropology, 250 S Stadium Hall, Knoxville, TN; Hugh E. Berryman PhD, DABFA, Middle Tennessee State University, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Box 10, Murfreesboro TN 37132.
Full Time Employment of Forensic Anthropologists in Medical Examiner's/Coroner's Offices in the United States—a History, Hugh E. Berryman, PhD, Forensic Institute for Research and Education, Middle Tennessee State University, P.O. Box 89, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Cervical Vertebrae Entrapment in the Noose as Evidence of Cause of Death by Hanging in Skeletal Cases: Three Remarkable Finds, Jennifer Ledford, BA*, Barrett Gobelet, BA, and Hugh E. Berryman, PhD, Forensic Institute for Research and Education, Middle Tennessee State University, P.O. Box 89, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Computer Forensics — Seizing and Securing Digital Evidence, Saleh M. Sbenaty, PhD*, Department of Engineering Technology, Middle Tennessee State University, Box 19, Murfreesboro, TN 37132; Hugh E. Berryman, PhD, D-ABFA*, Forensic Institute for Research and Education, Middle Tennessee State University, Box 10, Murfreesboro, TN 37132; Stan Mitchell, CFCE, CEECS, EnCE, LogicForce Consulting, LLC, 150 4th. Ave. North, Suite 1900, Nashville, Tennessee 37219.
Paper presented at the Tennessee Science Teachers Association Conference and Professional Development Institute held at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville November 21-22, 2008. "CSI: MTSU-Science Process Skills in Action", Drs. Pat Patterson, Amy Phelps, and Dwight Patterson, Department of Chemistry, MTSU, Box 68, and Dr. Hugh Berryman, Forensic Institute for Research and Education, MTSU, Box 89, Murfreesboro, TN 37132