EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERS
Lawrence A. Presley is currently an Assistant Professor in criminal justice at Liberty University, USA. He is teaching in the Liberty University Criminal Justice department and has had a distinguished career in forensic science and law enforcement. Prior to the FBI, he worked for the Michigan State Police and Oakland County Sheriff’s Department as a crime laboratory scientist. After earning Master degrees in both Chemistry and Criminal Justice, Larry enjoyed a 21-year career in the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He served in the Detroit Field Office and Laboratory Division. He worked in the Trace Evidence Unit, and was one of the first Agents assigned to the DNA Analysis Unit. He later became Chief of the DNA Analysis Unit.
Larry received a FBI commendation for his contribution to the successful investigation and prosecution of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. He then became the first Chief of the Laboratory Division Quality Assurance Unit, and was part of the FBI Laboratory’s first accreditation team. His final posting for the FBI was as the Supervisory Special Agent in the Laboratory Division Training Unit at Quantico, Virginia. After leaving the FBI, Larry became the Director of the Criminalistics Department at NMS Labs, and he spent six years as Director and Assistant Professor of the Graduate Forensic Science Program at Arcadia University. Larry then moved on to serve as an Expeditionary Forensic Laboratory Lead Scientist/Chief for three years for the United States Army’s Forensic Exploitation Directorate, receiving awards from both the U.S Secretary of Defense and NATO for his service in Afghanistan. He then served as a Managerial Criminalist with the NYPD Police Laboratory in New York.
Larry has served as the President of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists, Chair of the Criminalistics Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Board member of the American Board of Criminalistics, Editorial Board member for Forensic Research and Criminology International Journal, and Accreditation Council member of the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation. Larry is a published author on numerous criminal investigative and forensic topics and has spoken extensively to professional law enforcement and forensic organizations at local, national, and international forums.
Lawrence A. Presley research interests include Criminal Investigations, Crime Scene Investigations, Forensic Science, Terrorism