Lawrence Quarino, Ph.D., is an associate professor of forensic science and director of the forensic science program at Cedar Crest College since 2002. His professional experience includes 4 years as a forensic scientist with the New Jersey State Police and 11 years as a supervising forensic scientist with the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in New York City. In New York City, he supervised forensic scientists who analyzed physical evidence in over 1,000 sexual assault or homicide cases. He worked on the World Trade Center Identification Project as a molecular biology consultant and has provided expert courtroom testimony in more than 100 cases. He has authored or coauthored more than 15 publications in peer and editorial reviewed journals and given nearly 50 presentations at professional conferences.
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Mary E. Cowan Outstanding Service Award (professional)
Awarded by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Criminalistics Section.
City University of New York: Ph.D., Criminal Justice, Forensic Science Track
John Jay College of Criminal Justice: M.Sc., Forensic Science
Saint Peter's College: B.Sc., Biology
- American Board of Criminalistics : Former Board Member
- American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Former Chair, Criminalistics Section
- Forensic Science Educational Programs Accreditation Commission, Former Chair
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Cedar Crest College forensic science program brings CSI to the classroom
While Cedar Crest College offered forensic science classes earlier, Kishbaugh said the undergraduate program started fully forming in 2002 under the leadership of Larry Quarino, the program director. The school typically has up to 60 students between the graduate and undergraduate programs. Although the popularity of forensics-oriented police procedural shows such as "CSI" and "NCIS" has waned in recent years, Kishbaugh said their effect on enrolment has been unquestionable...
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Dr. Lawrence Quarino is the director of the forensic science program at Cedar Crest College in Pennsylvania. His professional experience includes employment as a forensic scientist with the New Jersey State Police and as a supervising forensic scientist with New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner...
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