Instructors

Instructor, Gary Reinecke, SSA ret. FBI

SSA Reinecke has a BS in Criminal Justice and a MA in Criminology. SSA Reinecke spent 10 years with the Columbus, Ohio Police Department where he was assigned as a crime scene technician in the Detective Bureau. SSA Reinecke joined the FBI in 1986 and served as a field agent in Phoenix and Detroit where he was assigned to organized crime, bank robberies and drug investigations. In 1998 SSA Reinecke was promoted and transferred to the FBI Laboratory where he was assigned to the Evidence Response Team program. SSA Reinecke managed operational matters for the ERT program. SSA Reinecke retired from the FBI on 12/31/10 after 24 years of service. SSA Reinecke joined the staff at the BU School of Medicine, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology in January, 2011. reinecke@bu.edu


Assistant Professor, William J. Powers, JD (ret. Massachusetts State Police)

Det. Lt. Powers retired from the Massachusetts State Police in September 2007 after thirty-three years of service. During his tenure, he commanded the Detective Units in both the Suffolk and Middlesex County District Attorney’s offices, was the Director of Training for the Division of Investigative Services and later served as Commandant of the Training Academy. His final assignment was as director of the Department’s Media Relations Unit. Bill is an attorney and a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Boston University School of Medicine and the Director of the Professional Studies in Applied Forensic Sciences and Criminal Investigations program at Boston University School of Medicine. wjpowers@bu.edu


Forensic Anthropologist, James T Pokines, Ph.D., D-ABFA

Dr. Pokines is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology.  He joins the program with over a decade of experience as a Forensic Anthropologist and Forensic Archaeologist.  Dr. Pokines received his B.A. degree in anthropology and archaeology from Cornell University, his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in anthropology from the University of Chicago, and A.B.F.A. Board certification in forensic anthropology.  His research includes vertebrate osteology, zooarchaeology, taphonomy, and paleoecology, and he has ongoing archaeological projects in the Bolivian Andes (Tiwanaku and related sites), the Nile Delta (Tell Timai), and the Paleolithic of northern Jordan.  He is also the Forensic Anthropologist for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Boston. jpokines@bu.edu


Instructor, Jonathan Bethard, M.A.

Jonathan Bethard is an Instructor in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology.  He is a biological anthropologist with research foci in forensic anthropology and bioarchaeology.   Mr. Bethard received his B.A. and M.A. degrees in anthropology from The University of Tennessee and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the department at UT.  His scholarly pursuits include refining methods used for constructing the biological profile in forensic contexts, Andean bioarchaeology, stable isotope analysis, geometric morphometrics, and developing international study abroad programs.  He is a member of DMORT-Region IV and has worked as an instructor for numerous courses in forensic anthropology with the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) in Bogotá, Colombia. jbethard@bu.edu


Assistant Professor, Jack W. Drawec

John Drawec is presently employed as an Assistant Professor of Forensic Sciences at Western New England College in Springfield.  He is a retired Detective Lieutenant with the Massachusetts State Police and has over 25 years of law enforcement experience.  While on the State Police, he supervised the State Police Crime Scene Services Section in Agawam which covered the four Western counties of the Commonwealth.  Det. Lt. Drawec has been qualified as an expert in fingerprint examination and foot track examination in various courts in the Commonwealth.

In addition to teaching full-time, John is a licensed attorney in Massachusetts and continues to practice law in a Western MA firm.


Additional faculty from Local, State and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies and Faculty from the Biomedical Forensic Sciences Program at Boston University School of Medicine.