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Physics/Pattern Interpretation Scientific Area Committee

Members of the OSAC Physics/Pattern Interpretation Scientific Area Committee (SAC)
Members of the OSAC Physics/Pattern Interpretation Scientific Area Committee (July 2019)


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The Physics/Pattern Interpretation SAC provides strategic direction, serves as a platform to integrate similar standards activities across multiple forensic science disciplines, and manages the activities of the following subcommittees:

Learn more about the Physics/Pattern Interpretation SAC published in the July 2019 OSAC Newsletter.

Officers | Members | Ex-Officio Members | Presentations


Melissa Gische, SAC Chair, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation

Lesley Hammer, SAC Vice Chair, Hammer Forensics

David Baldwin, Ph.D., SAC Executive Secretary, Special Technologies Laboratory; Division of Mission Support and Test Services, Nevada National Security Site


Ted Burkes, FBI Laboratory

David Kanaris, Alaska Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory, Chair of the OSAC Footwear and Tire Subcommittee

Paul Kish, Paul Erwin Kish Forensic Consultant & Associates, Corning, N.Y.

Glenn Langenburg, Elite Forensic Services, LLC

Gerald LaPorte, Florida International University, Chair of the OSAC Forensic Document Examination Subcommittee

Holly M. Latham, Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Chair of the OSAC Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Subcommittee

Richard Lempert, Ph.D., University of Michigan

Hal Stern, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

David A. Stoney, Ph.D., Stoney Forensic, Inc., Chantily, VA

Henry Swofford, HJS Consulting, LLC, Chair of the OSAC Friction Ridge Subcommittee

John R. Vanderkolk, Indiana State Police Laboratory

Todd Weller, Oakland Police Department, Criminalistics Laboratory, Chair of the OSAC Firearms and Toolmarks Subcommittee

Ex-Officio Members

Richard Lempert, Ph.D., Eric Stein Distinguished University Professor of Law & Sociology, emeritus, Self-employed (HFC)

Dan Simon, Professor of Law and Psychology, University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, and Department of Psychology (HFC)

David H. Kaye, Professor, Graduate Faculty, Forensic Science Program, Pennsylvania State University (LRC)

Erin Henry, Criminalistics Administrator, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (QIC)


International Association for Identification (IAI) - OSAC Physics/Pattern Interpretation SAC Update (August 2018)

OSAC Public Update and Discussions Meeting - Physics/Pattern Interpretation SAC Update (June 5, 2019)

Created July 14, 2014, Updated December 27, 2019