Loyola University Maryland

Forensic Studies

Advisory Boards

Forensic Studies Steering Committee FY 2020-2021

 Name Division/Department Year Appointed
 David Rivers  Biology  2018
 Marianna Carlucci  Psychology  2018
 Nicole Schoenberger  Sociology  2019
 Allen Brizee  Writing  2019
 Joseph Farrell  Philosophy  2020
 Theresa Jefferson  Business (ISOM)  2018
 Bahram Roughani  Associate Dean, NAS  Ex officio


Forensic Studies Advisory Board FY 2020-2021

Name Affiliation Expertise
 Rana DellaRocco Baltimore City Police
Forensic Unit
Director of
Forensic Unit
 Jeffrey Hickey ('95) MicroLab, Inc
ZyGem, Inc
Director of Forensics
 Matt Gabriel ('95) ThermoFisher Product Manager
 Mary Beth Haller Baltimore City
Health Department
Deputy Commissioner
 Dr. Barry Levine ('78) Office of the Chief
Medical Examiner,
Retired States
Forensic Toxicologist
 Betty Layne DesPortes Benjamin and DesPortes
Law Firm
Immediate past president
 Dr. William Rodriguez Armed Forces Pathology Forensic Anthropology
 Mike O'Day ('97) DLA Piper Trial Attorney,
Corporate and Internal Business
 KC Murphy Office of Attorney General,
State of Maryland
Director, Criminal Division
Fraud Analysis
 Dr. Kathryn Seifert Eastern Shore
Psychological Services
Forensic Psychologist
 Dr. Wanda Kuperus Maryland State Police
Forensic Unit
Deputy Director
 Dr. Hung Cheung ('81) Cogency Medical
Forensics Consultants
 Dr. David Fowler Office of the Chief Medical
Examiner, Maryland
Chief Medical Examiner
 Shelly Brazelle US Secret Service Latent Print Examiner,
Currency Fraud Examiner
 Dr. David Black (’74) Founder, Aegis Sciences Corporation;
Founder, The Phoenix Sciences Group;
Clinical Associate Professor,
Department of Immunology, Microbiology,
Pathology and Pharmacology,
Vanderbilt University

Forensic Toxicologist
Dr. John Morgan (’84)  Center for Forensic Sciences,
RTI International
Senior Director
 Dr. Kevin Dowling ('90)  
 Becky Feldman ('98) Maryland Office of the Public Defender Deputy Public Defender

Graham McAleer

Graham McAleer, Ph.D.

Known for his striped socks and Scottish accent, this professor has an undeniable gift for making students passionate about philosophy

Student and forensics professor reviewing an experiment

Forensic Studies major

Demand for professionals with forensic training has never been greater, and Loyola’s Forensic Studies program is unique in that it encompasses 16 departments of academic focus—the most of any program in the country.