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Syracuse University’s Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute


Board of Advisors

The Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute (FNSSI) at Syracuse University has a distinguished Advisory Board, composed of some of the most respected experts in the field, to help guide its operations. The Institute, founded by SU’s College of Arts and Sciences, is a multidisciplinary effort to develop research-based forensic methods, tools, and protocols, and prepare highly trained professionals to meet national security needs.

Michael Baden, M.D., Co-director of the New York State Police Medico-Legal Investigation Unit and former chief medical examiner for New York City

William Banks, J.D. Distinguished Professor of Law and professor of public administration in SU’s College of Law and Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs; director of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism, a project of the College of Law and the Maxwell School.

Kathleen Corrado, Ph.D., Director of the Forensic Laboratories at the Wallie Howard Jr. Center for Forensic Sciences, Syracuse, N.Y.; Fellow, Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute (FNSSI).

William J. Fitzpatrick, J.D., Onondaga County District Attorney and the New York representative to the National District Attorneys Association.

Gregory M. Milonovich, Sr. Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice.

Major General (Ret.) Bruce M. Lawlor, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Technology, Security, and Public Policy, Virginia Tech; former Chief of Staff, Department of Homeland Security.

Vice Admiral Robert Murrett (ret.), Deputy Director of SU’s Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism; Professor of Practice, public administration and international affairs; Fellow, Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute (FNSSI); former Director of the Office of Naval Intelligence and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency.

Robert S. Olick, J.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor and member of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at Upstate Medical University, State University of New York, Syracuse.

Brock Siegel ‘69, Ph.D., Executive Advisor at Complete Genomics Inc. and a member of The College of Arts and Sciences Board of Visitors.

James T. Spencer, Ph.D., Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor and Founding Executive Director, Syracuse University Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute (FNSSI) (ex officio).

Robert Stoppacher, M.D., Chief Medical Examiner, Wallie Howard Jr. Center for Forensic Sciences, Syracuse, N.Y.; Fellow, Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute (FNSSI).

Douglas Ubelaker, Ph.D., Head of the Division of Physical Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution American Museum of Natural History and president-elect of the American Academy of Forensic Science.