Meet the Instructors

Janice M. Johnson, CSCSA

Founder of Forensic Pieces

Janice Johnson retired from the State of Florida with over forty years in law enforcement.  She began her career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, D.C. as a fingerprint examiner.  After ten years with the F.B.I., Jan decided to do something more exciting and crime scene analysis was the answer.  She was certified by the International Association for Identification as a Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst and was a Senior Crime Laboratory Analyst for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in Pensacola, until June of 2001 serving over twenty-two years.  Her duties consisted of both laboratory analysis and on scene processing and examinations which included: detection, collection, and preservation of physical evidence, bloodstain pattern interpretation, trajectory analysis, buried bodies and skeletal remains recovery, clandestine laboratories, and numerous homicide crime scenes to include quadruple murders.  She has testified in hundreds of criminal cases in bloodstain pattern interpretation and crime scene reconstruction and analysis. For the last three years prior to her retirement in 2004, Jan was employed by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office where she was the supervisor of the Crime Scene and Latent Print units as well as in charge of the new laboratory in which she designed.  She was past Chairman of the Board of Directors and President of the International Association of Identification.   Jan is also involved with the Florida Division of IAI and was the President in 2007.   She was also on the original Crime Scene Certification Board for the IAI and has served on numerous committees with both the IAI and the FDIAI.  Jan has taught numerous courses in the areas of both Crime Scene and Bloodstain Pattern Interpretation in the United States and abroad to include South Africa, Brazil, Bermuda, El Salvador, and Costa Rica. She passed away February 13, 2023 to a hard fought battle with cancer but her legacy will continue thorugh the techniques and concepts she left behind. 

Dawn Watkins, M.S., CSCSA, CFPH, CLPE, CEP


Ms. Watkins holds a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice, and is a Certified Latent Print Examiner, Certified Forensic Photographer and a Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst with the IAI. Ms. Watkins is on the Crime Scene Investigation IAI Standing Committee and Recipient of the Good of the Association Award. She has been in the field of Forensics for 40 years, formally with the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Washington DC. She is currently the Senior Latent Print Examiner/Crime Scene Investigator with the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department in Florida. Ms. Watkins serves on the Educational Board of the Gold Coast Forensic Association and is an instructor for IPTM-University of North Florida, Orlando & The Taylor Group teaching Advanced Latent Fingerprints. Dawn has been a lecturer at the IAI Training Conferences since 1996.


King C. Brown, M.S., CSCSA, CFPH, CLPE, CEP


Mr. Brown holds a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice, and is an IAI Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst, Certified Forensic Photographer & Certified Latent Print Examiner. He is the Crime Scene Supervisor for the West Palm Beach (Florida) Police Department, Past President of the Florida Division of the IAI, Chairman of the Crime Scene Certification Board for the State of Florida, Crime Scene Investigation Chair for the IAI Standing Committee, Recipient of the Good of the Association Award and has been in the field of Forensic Science for 28 years. Mr. Brown is the President of the Gold Coast Forensic Association and is an Adjunct Professor at Eastern Florida State College in the Crime Scene Technology Associates Degree Program, IPTM-University of North Florida, Orlando and an instructor for The Taylor Group teaching Crime Scene Photography, Basic & Advanced Crime Scene Search & Recovery and Advanced Latent Fingerprints. King has also been a lecturer at the IAI Training Conferences since 1996.


Dr. Jason Byrd, Ph.D., ABFE


Dr. Byrd is an Associate Professor and Associate Director of the William R. Maples Center for Forensic Medicine at the University of Florida’s College of Medicine; there he instructs courses in forensic science at the nationally recognized Hume Honors Program. He is a Board Certified Forensic Entomologist and Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Entomology. He was twice elected President of the American Board of Forensic Entomology, and is both a Past-President and current President-Elect of the North American Forensic Entomology Association. He served for over a decade as a faculty member of the Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine. He now serves as the Executive Manager for the International Veterinary Forensic Sciences Association and serves as the Director of Education for the ASPCA Veterinary Forensic Sciences Program. Outside of academics Dr. Byrd serves as a Medicolegal Death Investigator within the National Disaster Medical System, Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team, Region IV. He also serves as the Commander for the Florida Emergency Mortuary Operations Response System and as a subject editor for the Journal of Medical Entomology, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. He has published numerous scientific articles and combined his formal academic training in Entomology and Forensic Science to serve as a consultant and educator in both criminal and civil investigations at home and abroad. Dr. Byrd specializes in the education of law enforcement officials, medical examiners, coroners, attorneys, and other death investigators on the use and applicability of arthropods in legal investigations, and has over 15 years of experience in the collection and analysis of entomological evidence.


Jeff Goudeau, M.S., FA, CSCSA


Jeff Goudeau is currently the Crime Scene and Firearms Supervisor for the Louisiana State Police Crime Laboratory.  He is a Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst (IAI) and certified in Firearms Evidence Examination and Identification (AFTE).  Jeff has earned a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science.  He is the past President of the Louisiana Association of Forensic Science (LAFS).  Jeff is a Distinguished Member of the Association of Firearm and Toolmark Examiners (AFTE), serves on the Ethics Committee and was the Chairman for the 2016 training seminar.  He is a member of the Association of Crime Scene Reconstruction (ACSR) and the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (IABPA).  He is currently an instructor for the National Firearms Examiner Academy and a former professor at Baton Rouge Community College and Our Lady of Lake College.  Jeff has also been an instructor for numerous crime scene courses over the span of his career.  He is a routine guest speaker for several colleges and professional organizations.  Jeff has published papers in Firearms Examination and Shooting Reconstruction.  Jeff also serves as the Region 14 representative for the National Integrated Ballistics Information Network.  He’s been qualified as an expert witness numerous times in various fields including Firearms Examination, Crime Scene Investigation, and Shooting Reconstruction.


Robert Wyman


Robert Wyman formerly served as a Traffic Analyst, Traffic Engineer, and Emergency Management coordinator for the Miami-Dade County government. This prepared him for his next role in a civilian position as Special Events Coordinator for the City of Miami Police Department and allowed him to start a full-time private practice in 1988. Later, Wyman continued education in the fields of Traffic Crash Reconstruction, Forensic Science, and Digital Photography. Robert is now the President of Wyman Enterprises, Inc., which provides Forensic Photography and Evidence Documentation services for both civil and criminal cases. Mr. Wyman has also been accepted as an Expert Witness in Federal, State, and local courts. Much of his work in Traffic Crash Reconstruction and Evidence Documentation has been published in multiple books, articles, magazines, and industry newsletters. He also is a frequent guest speaker at conventions, seminars, and local association meetings for Private Investigators, Paralegals, Attorneys, Traffic Crash Reconstructionists, and Crime Scene Investigators. Wyman’s latest advancements are in the emerging integrations of GPS Forensics and the integration of Smartphone “Apps” with the forensic and investigative workflow.


Kathleen Bright-Birnbaum, CLPE


Kathleen Bright-Birnbaum retired from the Pima County Sheriff’s Department in Arizona, with over thirty six years of service. Over those years she served as a Latent Print Examiner, Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) site manager, forensic artist and crime scene technician. Kathleen has been an IAI Certified Latent Print Examiner since 1995 and has served on the Editorial Review Board of the IAI’s Journal of Forensic Identification since 2001. She has been published in magazines such as the Journal of Forensic Identification, Servamus Security Magazine and The Champion. Since leaving the sheriff’s department, Kathleen has continued to serve the criminal justice community through her company, Desert Forensics. Based in Tucson, Arizona, Desert Forensics provides independent forensic consulting services to attorneys throughout the US and Canada. Kathleen began teaching fingerprint identification classes to law enforcement personnel while at the Pima County Sheriff’s Department and now provides advanced and expert level classes to forensic personnel throughout the US. Kathleen has also traveled extensively to South Africa to provide fingerprint identification classes to the South African Police Service and to speak at forensic educational conferences.


Sergeant Thomas Anthony Dissis, CCSA


Sergeant Thomas Anthony Dissis has been a sworn law enforcement member of the Indian River County Sheriff's Office since 1992.  The majority of his career time spent has been spent in the Criminal Investigations Division including Undercover Narcotics, Crimes Against Persons - rape/homicide and Crime Scene Investigations. Anthony Dissis is a court qualified expert in several areas of crime scene investigations.  Anthony is currently assigned to the Law Enforcement Division serving as a shift supervisor.  He has earned a Masters Degree in Accountancy with a concentration in forensic accounting. He is an International Association for Identification Certified Crime Scene Analyst.


Investigator Dave Doglietto, CSCSA


Investigator Dave Doglietto, CSCSA, retired from the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation after 29 years of service. He was assigned as the senior criminal investigator at the Correctional Training Facility, Soledad State Prison, for 18 years. Previous to that, he was a housing unit officer with 312 medium-maximum security inmates under his supervision. Investigator Doglietto’s primary responsibilities with the prison were as a narcotics investigator, homicide and major crimes investigator, fingerprint development and comparison analyst, handwriting analyst, crime scene analyst, and bloodstain pattern analyst. He also operated a mini-forensic laboratory at the prison. Currently he is an investigator/forensic specialist with a south-Monterey County police department, and provides crime scene processing and analysis for two other neighboring police departments through mutual aid. He is a Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst through the International Association for Identification, with over 2,000 hours of formal training. He is an adjunct instructor at Hartnell College in Salinas, California, where he teaches criminal investigations, administration of justice, and a forensic science class he developed for the college. He is a California POST certified academy instructor, and has developed and taught POST certified classes on the subjects of drug abuse recognition, standardized field sobriety testing and crime scene investigations for the patrol officer. He has an M.S. degree in Organizational Leadership, and a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice Management.


Detective Sergeant Kyle King, CSCSA, CFPH


Detective Sergeant Kyle King has been a sworn Law Enforcement member of the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office since 1989. He serves in the Criminal Investigations Section, where he manages all forensic operations for the agency as the Crime Scene Unit Supervisor. He has a B.A. in Management from Warner Southern College. He is an International Association for Identification Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst and is a Certified Forensic Photographer. He teaches a broad range of courses in forensics and criminal investigation to students from around the world.


Crime Scene Investigator Ronald Streiff, Chief UAS Pilot Melbourne Police Department, CCSA


Crime Scene Investigator Ron Streiff has been a sworn Law Enforcement Officer since 1989.  He has served as Narcotics Agent, K9 Officer, Senior Dive Recovery Team Member, Advanced Defensive Tactics and Taser Instructor, and Field Training Officer.  In 2007, he was transferred to the Melbourne Police Department Crime Scene Unit where he established the Department’s first Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Unit. He currently serves as the Chief Pilot and UAS Training Officer. He has over 200 documented flight hours with the UAS. He is a certified pilot and holds a small Unmanned Aerial System Pilot’s License through the FAA.  He continues to fly Life Saving Missions, assisting the SWAT Team, and assisting in locating missing endangered individuals. He is a member of the AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics), ALEA (Airborne Law Enforcement Association) and an active member of SWARM Search and Rescue (Search With Aerial RC Multi-Rotors). He is an International Association for Identification Certified Crime Scene Analyst.


Sergeant David Jury, CLPE, CCSA


Sergeant David Jury has been a sworn law enforcement officer with the Columbus (Ga.) Police Department since 1992. He has spent the last ten years in the crime scene unit. Sgt. Jury received certified FARO Training once his department purchased a new FARO 3D Scanner in 2015. He trained the 15 member crime scene unit and 10 members of the fatality investigation squad. He has scanned over thirty scenes with more than 300 scans. Sgt. Jury has testified as an expert to the use and operation of the FARO 3D Scanner at crime scenes in Superior Court in Georgia several times.


Michele Smith, CLPE, CSCSA


Michele Smith earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences with a minor in Anthropology from Louisiana State University.  She is currently the Crime Scene Supervisor at the Louisiana State Police Crime Laboratory in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  She is a Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst(CSCSA) and a Certified Latent Print Examiner (CLPE) through the International Association for Identification (IAI).  She is an active member of the International Association for Identification (IAI), the Louisiana division of the IAI (LA IAI), the Louisiana Association of Forensic Scientists (LAFS), and is the current Vice President of the Louisiana Archaeological Society (LAS).  Michele shares her passion for the work she does by providing training seminars, presentations, and workshops for law enforcement agencies around Louisiana and the United States.  She has been asked by numerous agencies, professional organizations, and educational programs to speak about forensics, crime scene investigations, and latent prints.  She has testified and qualified as an expert in Print Processing and Print Comparison in the State of Louisiana.  Michele also participates in archaeological excavations of prehistoric Native American sites around Louisiana.


Sergeant Anthony “Tony” Barbarotto, MSCJ, CSCSA


Sergeant Barbarotto has been a Police Officer since February 1991 when he started his law enforcement career in Arkansas.  He currently has been serving the citizens of Memphis since 1996 as a member of the Memphis Police Department.

    As an Officer and Sergeant for the Memphis Police Department, he has not only worked as a patrolman, but as a Crisis Intervention Team member and a Field Training Officer (FTO).  He has served as an Investigator in the Sex Crimes Bureau, as an Investigator for the Internal Affairs Bureau and as a Tennessee POST Certified Instructor for the Memphis Police Training Academy.  He is currently assigned as an investigator/specialist for the Crime Scene Investigations Unit and is the lead instructor for the unit teaching an assortment of forensic classes for his Department.  He also teaches college for Southwest Tennessee Community College in his spare time.

     Sergeant Barbarotto has studied and achieved an Associate of Science in Law Enforcement from Arkansas State University, a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management from Crichton College in Memphis, Tennessee, and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati.  Additionally, he has received his certifications from the University of Tennessee’s National Forensic Academy and the International Association of Identification, where he is recognized as a Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst.


Lieutenant Daniel Steelman, CSCSA


Daniel Steelman is currently a Lieutenant at the Baldwin County (AL) Sheriff’s Office.  Daniel has been a sworn law enforcement officer since 2000. Daniel serves as the Supervisor of the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Services Unit.  He is a Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst (IAI) and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Southern Mississippi.  Daniel is a graduate of the 275th session of the FBI National Academy.  Daniel also serves as a U.S. Secret Service Task Force Agent, working federal financial crimes in the Southern District of Alabama.  Daniel serves as a member of the Baldwin County Major Crimes Unit, Team Leader of the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office Crisis Negotiations Team and as an instructor in Crime Scene and Evidence related topics.  Daniel formerly served as a Field Training Officer and as an FBI Task Force Officer, working on the FBI Innocent Images Initiative.  Daniel has testified in hundreds of cases in municipal, state and federal court and has been qualified as an expert witness in bloodstain pattern analysis.  


Kasey Buckner Brager, CFWE, CCSA


Kasey Buckner Brager is a Forensic Technician, Latent Print Examiner and Certified Footwear Examiner for the Cape Coral Police Department. She serves as the Region 6 Director for the Florida Division of the International Association of Identification (FDIAI), Chairperson of the FDIAI Science and Practices Crime Scene Subcommittee and serves on the Advisory Board for Keiser University Fort Myers. Kasey is a Certified Footwear Examiner and Certified Crime Scene Analyst through the International Association of Identification (IAI). She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Florida Gulf Coast University and her Associate in Science degree in Crime Scene Technology from Keiser University. She gained her experience in the forensic field starting out as an intern with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit, as well as with the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit then becoming a Forensic Technician for the Cape Coral Police Department. 

Kasey has instructed several forensic related training courses for a range of audiences from local citizens for the Cape Coral Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy, college students, and fellow crime scene investigators. She has been asked to instruct several classes including Introduction to Forensic Science, Basic Crime Scene Investigations, and Preserving Documenting and Collecting Footwear and Tire Track Evidence. Kasey has been a guest lecturer at Keiser University Fort Myers and a speaker at the FDIAI educational conferences. Kasey is passionate about the crime scene field and loves to share her knowledge.  


Brett Doretti, CFPH, CLPE, CEP


Brett Doretti is a Lead Forensic Specialist with the Orange County Sheriff's Department/OC Crime Lab in Orange County California.  He was a professional photographer for twelve years before joining the Sheriff's Identification Bureau in 1998.

Brett specializes in crime scene investigation, photography, and is a member of the clandestine laboratory task force.  He is a primary trainer with the OC Crime Lab and he is also an instructor for California State University Long Beach Center for Criminal Justice, teaching classes in Crime Scene Investigation and Forensic Photography.

Brett is an IAI Certified Forensic Photographer and currently serves on the Science and Practices Sub-committee on Forensic Photography and Electronic Digital Imaging for the IAI.

Amber Brown, CSCSA


Amber Brown spent 26 years at the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department in California starting as a Law Enforcement Explorer spending time in all divisions of the department. She promoted to a full-time crime scene technician position in 2000. During her career at the Sheriff’s Department, she was an explorer advisor mentoring future law enforcement officers and conducted crime scene training for a yearly citizens academy. She conducted regular crime scene briefing training to patrol focusing on critiques of any recent crime scenes and their response. She is a member of the IAI with a CSCSA certification. She instructed recruits at the Stanislaus County Regional Police Academy and holds an academy instructor certification from CA P.O.S.T. She is a court qualified expert in fingerprint examination and has testified to crime scenes in the Superior Court of Stanislaus County. In 2021 Amber re-located to Florida to focus on instructing.

April Crichton, CCSA


April Crichton is a Forensic Specialist II working with the Anaheim Police Department in California, serving a dense metropolitan area and a major tourist destination. Prior to joining Anaheim Police Department in 2013, April was a Forensic Specialist with San Bernardino Police Department, where she became proficient in conducting latent print examinations and processing hundreds of crime scenes, ranging from misdemeanors to violent crimes. Aside from her crime scene and latent print analysis duties, April provides forensic training for new forensics and law enforcement personnel.

April is certified as a Crime Scene Analyst through the International Association for Identification. She is a member of the California division (CSDIAI), as well as the main parent body of the IAI since 2011. She has participated on the bloodstain sub-committee and assisted teaching a bloodstain course, under the guidance of Jan Johnson, during the IAI conference.

April holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication from California State University, Fullerton and a certification from San Bernardino Valley College in Crime Scene Investigation. She was a contributing author to a DNA retention study on vehicles, which was published in the Journal of Forensic Identification.

Heidi Sievers, CBPA, CCSA


Heidi Sievers holds a PhD in Criminal Justice and a Master’s in Forensics. She is an International Association for Identification Certified Bloodstain Pattern Analyst (CBPA) and Certified Crime Scene Analyst (CCSA).  She is Chair of the Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Board for the Florida Division of the IAI. She is a former forensic investigator and human remains detection canine handler. Currently, she is an undergraduate and graduate professor in criminal justice, crime scene technology, and forensic science at various universities. She has completed over 700 hours of forensic-related training courses. She is the owner of Sievers Forensics which provides forensic and bloodstain pattern analysis consultation and training to various agencies worldwide, including law enforcement and the military. She has been featured as an expert correspondent for Fox News, Law and Crime, and other media outlets. Her training courses have been IAI-approved for initial and re-certification by the bloodstain and crime scene boards. She has also been acknowledged as an International Association for Bloodstain Pattern Analysts approved instructor. 

Jack Y. Remus  B.Sc., M.S.T


He has a Bachelors and a Masters in Biology with concentration in Molecular Biology. He was a Senior Crime Laboratory Analyst with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement at the Pensacola Regional Laboratory for 13 years. He conducted STR DNA analyses and for last 5 years also become qualified in  Bloodstain Pattern Analysis while there testifying as a expert witness in both disciplines. He later spent 3 years with the Escambia County Sheriff's Office in Pensacola working as a Crime Scene Investigator and laboratory analyst. While there he was involved with the major case squad, cold case squad and setting up a crime lab in the department. He is the owner and principal investigator of his company 4N6 Consultants he started in 1999 which provides Forensic Consulting services in Serology/DNA, Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, and Crime Scene Reconstruction. He is a member of the International Association for Identification and its Florida Division and has participated in their standing committees and taught training courses at their and other forensic organization's meetings.  

Tom Myers


Tom is a retired 25-years FBI special agent, who worked in forensics most of his career.  Serving mostly in the Miami and Baltimore divisions, usually in a leadership role on the Evidence Response Teams (ERT), he had a role in many of the prominent forensic-based efforts of the FBI.  He is a graduate of the Florida State University, School of Criminology.

Tom managed the Baltimore (ERT), the WMD/HAZMAT ERT, and the FBI mission to the Dover Air Force Base - Armed Forces Medical Examiner System (AFMES).  He also coordinated for the deployment of numerous USERT forensic dive team missions to the Maryland and Delaware area.

Tom and his team implemented a highly-successful trials/testing and liaison partnership with the superb HRD (Human Remains Dog) unit of the Maryland State Police for a multi-faceted HR recovery process. 

Ever embracing of new technology, Tom has worked as a photography instructor since the 1990s.  He previously instructed photography for a specialized program and later he acquired one of the team’s first scanner systems that led to complete integration with other forensic professionals who were using the scanner at mass casualty and major events.  The Baltimore ERT team continues to improve and modify their modular body recovery collection platform.

Tom previously served as the DHS Liaison and Briefer to the Secretary of DHS, Supervisor of the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) in Little Rock, Arkansas, and Counter Terrorism Watch Commander at both the DHS National Operations Center and the FBI’s CT Watch.

Tom was an early member of the Broward/ S. Fla Forensic Association, Gold Coast Forensic Association, CBDIAI and FDIAI. He recently completed work as a creator/ consultant and on-screen advisor for the forensic processes used in an investigative journalism documentary – a joint US/Nordic production, that looked into the actions of a prolific serial killer.

He continues to work in a variety of forensic mediums such as crime/legal historian, cold/historic case investigator, consultant, and film producer; but his primary goal remains to aid in solving murders, recovering and identifying victims, developing new technology and processes and sharing these solutions with other forensic and similar professionals. 


Kelly Timms


Kelly Timms is currently employed as a crime scene technician in Maryland. Kelly attended the University of Findlay, where she completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Kelly continued to Stevenson University and completed a Master of Science degree in Forensic Science. During the last year of the Master Program, Kelly began a yearlong internship and was hired as a full-time crime scene technician in the fall of 2013. Kelly obtained training for shooting reconstruction, bloodstain pattern analysis, and crash investigation. Kelly has investigated cases involving homicides, shooting incidents, pedestrian crashes, and major drug investigations working with local, state, and federal agencies. Kelly has prepared expert reports on bloodstain pattern analysis and shooting reconstruction. Kelly is a Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst through the IAI. Kelly is currently completing a mentorship with Maryland State Police and working towards her certification as a Bloodstain Pattern Analyst.

Dr. Michael Berkland


Dr. Michael Berkland, D.O. is triple board certified in Anatomic, Clinical and Forensic Pathology by the American Board of Pathology.  He has over 30 years of Forensic Pathology experience.  Following medical school, Dr. Berkland received his anatomic and clinical pathology training within the United States Army at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.  He became one of the Deputy Regional Medical Examiners for the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP), as well as Chief of Pathology at Munson Army Community Hospital at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.  Over the years, he has been Chief Medical Examiner and Deputy Chief Medical Examiner in numerous locations as he was re-stationed throughout the United States.  He is the only board-certified forensic pathologist to also have held the certification for Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst (CSCSA) by the International Association for Identification (IAI), the world’s largest group of professional criminalists.  Because of his unique background in crime scene analysis, Dr. Berkland views the crime scene as the beginning of his autopsy and has personally examined the crime scenes in over 3,000 cases as well as performing the autopsy in those cases.  Dr. Berkland has served in a distinguished role as Past Secretary for the IAI Crime Scene Certification Board as well as being a Past President and Chairman of the Board of the Florida Division of the IAI.  Due to his extensive background in crime scene analysis and investigation, coupled with his extensive autopsy experience in injuries and death, he is considered an expert in numerous forensic subspecialities to include shooting reconstruction and event reconstruction with sequencing events within the crime scene.  Dr. Berkland holds Child and Infant deaths as one of those specialties in forensics that has undergone a slow evolution during his 30 years of practice, and has performed examinations on over 300 child and infant fatalities, not to mention countless child abuse evaluations.  Dr. Berkland brings a unique teaching style to his presentations, coupling all of the findings from the crime scene to the courtroom.  This class will leave you with a learning experience that you will be able to use in your field of expertise.

Teresa Bryant


Teresa Bryant is retired from the Town of Jupiter as a Crime Scene Investigator.  She was also an adjunct professor at Keiser University in the forensic science program from 2018 to 2023.  Teresa has been in the law enforcement field for approximately 34 years in a civilian capacity.  She has been assigned as a communications specialist, service aid, traffic crash investigator and crime scene investigator.

Teresa presently holds three master’s degrees.  One in Public Administration, one in Forensic Psychology, and one in Philosophy. Teresa is continuing her work on a PhD in Forensic Psychology with a specialty in crisis response.

Teresa is the Past President of the FDIAI and the current President of the SCIAI. Teresa is a board member of the Gold Coast Forensic Association (GCFA), FDIAI, SCIAI, and has been part of the Keiser Advisory Board since its inception.  Teresa is a member of many forensic and psychology associations and often volunteers as a guest speaker at many of these organizations.

Teresa is a published author with many articles published in the FDIAI newsletter, the IAI newsletter, the Journal of Forensic Science and recently coauthored a chapter in the textbook “First Responder Mental Health.”

Teresa continues to be active in the forensic community in both education and associations.

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