The Biomedical Forensic Science adjunct faculty are recruited from local, state and federal forensic laboratories, law enforcement agencies, the Schools of Medicine and Law.
Dr. Elizabeth Laposata, M.D., Adjunct Associate Professor
Dr. Laposata, completed her premedical education at Bucknell University in Lewisburg Pa. where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Honors. She attended University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore Maryland where she obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree in 1979. She completed her internship and residency in Anatomic Pathology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and her subspecialty fellowship training in Forensic Pathology at St. Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pathology with certification in anatomic and forensic pathology. She has held faculty appointments at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia and while in Philadelphia, established the Forensic Pathology Fellowship program at the City of Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office. She has worked as an Assistant Medical Examiner for the City of St. Louis, the City of Philadelphia, and the State of Delaware. From 1993 to 2005 she served as the Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Rhode Island. In a Federal investigation that lasted over two years, she managed the examination and identification of over 5,000 fragmented human remains of victims recovered from the crash of EgyptAir 990 off the coast of Massachusetts; and in 2003, she ran an around-the-clock operation to complete the autopsies and identifications of 96 victims recovered from a tragic night club fire in West Warwick, RI. She currently holds faculty positions as Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at Brown University School of Medicine and as Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Forensic Sciences at Boston University School of Medicine where she teaches forensic pathology and medicolegal death investigation. She operates Forensic Pathology & Legal Medicine, Inc., an independent consulting practice, is a member of the College of American Pathologists, American Society of Clinical Pathologists, International Association of Identification, American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the National Association of Medical Examiners where she served on the Board of Directors.
Kevin Kosiorek, M.S., Adjunct Instructor
Mr. Kosiorek has been employed with the Boston Police Crime Laboratory for ten years and is currently assigned to the serology section. His work in the lab includes serological testing, general evidence exams, processing crime scenes, and shooting reconstruction. Mr. Kosiorek has a B.S. in biology from Providence College, a M.S. in pharmaceutical sciences with a concentration in forensic science from the University of Florida, and is a Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst (CSCSA) through the International Association for Identification.
Amy Reynolds, M.F.S., Adjunct Instructor
Ms. Reynolds is an Adjunct Instructor teaching the Trace Evidence Analysis lecture and laboratory courses. She has a background in trace evidence and criminalistics, and is currently working as a Senior Criminalist in charge of the Trace Evidence Section, at the Boston Police Department Crime Laboratory. Ms. Reynolds provides expert testimony in such areas as trace evidence, general criminalistics, crime scene processing, and bloodstain pattern analysis. She is a certified hair and fiber examiner and criminalist with the American Board of Criminalistics.
Det. Lt. Kenneth Martin, Adjunct Instructor
Detective Lieutenant Kenneth Martin is the Commanding Officer of the Crime Scene Services Section of the Massachusetts State Police and oversees the seven CSSS Laboratories located throughout Massachusetts. Det. Lt. Martin has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University, a B.A. in Biology from Bridgewater State College and a M.S. in Criminal Justice from Anna Maria College. He has trained at the F.B.I. National Academy and has participated in numerous other training courses throughout his career. Det. Lt. Martin has instructed and continues to instruct at specialized school held by the Mass. State Police. Det. Lt. Martin is a member of and served as President of the International Association for Identification in 2007 (IAI). Det. Lt. Martin has served on various committees for the National Institute of Justice. He has also served as a member of the Scientific Working Group on Friction Ridge Analysis, Study and Technology (SWGFAST) and currently serves as a member of the Scientific Working Group on Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (SWGSTAIN). Det. Lt. Martin teaches in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis and Advanced Crime Scene courses for the Biomedical Forensic Sciences Program.
David Breen, J.D., Adjunct Associate Professor
Mr. Breen received a J.D. from the Boston University School of Law in 1990 and a Masters degree in Public Administration from the Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government in 2003. He served as Assistant District Attorney in the New York County (Manhattan) District Attorney’s Office from 1990-1996. After leaving Manhattan, Attorney Breen served as an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1996-1999. He subsequently worked for the Office of the Corporation Counsel for the City of Boston for three years prior to joining the law faculty at the Boston University School of Law in 2005. Attorney Breen is currently a Clinical Associate Professor teaching in Criminal Law, Procedure, Criminal Practice and Trial Advocacy. Attorney Breen developed the curriculum for the two law classes which are core courses in the Biomedical Forensic Sciences Program. He also participates as a volunteer at Boston University as well as in the private sector.
Robert Delahunt, J.D., Adjunct Instructor
Mr. Delahunt received his B.A. from Colby College and his J.D. from Boston University School of Law. Attorney Delahunt is currently practicing law as a member of a private law firm in Boston, MA. His practice is concentrated on civil litigation and white collar criminal defense. Previously, Attorney Delahunt served as a State Prosecutor with the Office of the District Attorney for the Norfolk District and later served as a State Prosecutor in Middlesex County. As an Associate Adjunct Professor in the Anatomy and Neurobiology Department at Boston University School of Medicine, Attorney Delahunt is currently teaching Criminal Law I and II and Trial Testimonial Skills to students in the Biomedical Forensic Sciences Program at Boston University’s School of Law.
Robert P. Harrington, J.D., Adjunct Instructor
Lt. Det. Robert Harrington is a twenty six year veteran of the Boston Police Department. He has spent twenty two years in various investigative capacities, eleven of those in the Homicide Unit. He has also previously served as a Superintendent and the Chief of the Bureau of Professional Standards and Development. He is a member of the Massachusetts and Federal Bar and teaches the Homicide Investigation course.
Ursula Knight, J.D., Adjunct Instructor
Ursula Knight is a Member in Eckert Seamans’ Litigation Division, specializing in white collar criminal defense and complex litigation. After obtaining her J.D. from the University of San Francisco Shool of Law in 1990, Ms. Knight began her career in prosecution and for a decade served as both an assistant district attorney and an assistant attorney general. Throughout her tenure as an assistant district attorney, she prosecuted a full range of felonies from crimes against children to homicide. As a member of the High Tech and Computer Crimes Division of the Office of the Attorney General, Ms. Knight specialized in prosecuting crimes committed over the Internet. Before joining Eckert Seamans, Ms. Knight was engaged in civil practice litigating medical malpractice cases. In that role, she served as co-counsel on the largest personal injury verdict in Massachusetts history. She is an adjunct instructor in the BMFS program and teaches the Mock Court class at BU’s School of Law.