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					                            Joseph S. Morgan
           Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensics
                North Georgia College and State University
            Department of Political Science & Criminal Justice

EDUCATION

      Doctor of Health Education (In Progress)
      Research: Medicolegal Death Investigation, Science for Non-science
      Majors and
      A.T. Still University
      Kirksville, Mo.
      Dissertation: “Medicolegal Death Investigation: Efficacy of Teaching Non-
      science Criminal Justice Majors Advanced Scientific Concepts within the
      Medicolegal Construct”
      Chair: Dr. Jon Persavich

      Master of Forensic Sciences
       Major: Forensic Investigations
       National University
       LaJolla, Ca.
       Thesis: “Suicide Methodologies in the African-American Male
       Population ages 20-30 in Fulton County, Ga. 1995-2000”
       Chair: Dr. Paul Stein, Professor of Forensic Science

       Bachelor of Science
       Major: Management
       Minor: Biology
       National-Louis University
       Wheeling, Ill.

       Associate of Arts
       Major: Criminal Justice
       Delgado Community College
       New Orleans, La.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
       Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensics
       North Georgia College and State University
       Present
       Specialties: Criminalistics, Medicolegal Death Investigation, Medicolegal
       Systems, Forensic Curriculum Design

       Senior Investigator
       Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office, Atlanta, Ga,
       August 1992 - 2005
       Supervision of 10 person investigative staff conducting approximately
       2000 death investigations per year. Management of personal case load of
       approximately 200 death investigations per year. Additional responsibilities
       include on going training of junior investigative staff, forensic fellows,
       pathology residents and medical students.


       Forensic Investigator
       Jefferson Parish Coroner’s Office, New Orleans, La.
       August 1986 – July 1992
       Conducted 350 death investigations per in addition to serving as morgue
       supervisor assisting in approximately 500 forensic autopsies per year.
       Additional duties included community liaison and providing medicolegal
       education for local public safety agencies.


MILITARY TRAINING
       United States Army Military Intelligence School
       Fort Huachuca, Arizona

       United States Army Basic Infantry Training
       Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

       Louisiana Army National Guard
       Jackson Barracks
       New Orleans, La.
       Honorable Discharge, 1989


TESTING

       The American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators
       Test Site Proctor and Coordinator
       North Georgia College and State University

       Graduate Emergency Management Program
       Testing Proctor
       Institute for Emergency Preparedness
       Jacksonville State University



ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
       North Georgia College and State University
       Dahlonega, Ga. March 2007
       Department of Continuing Education
       Course Designer and Lecturer
       “Get a Clue: A Layman’s Introduction to Forensic Science”
North Georgia College and State University
Dahlonega, Ga. October- November 2006
Department of Continuing Education
Course Designer and Lecturer
“Inside the Yellow Tape: What It’s Like to be a Death Investigator”

North Georgia College and State University
Dahlonega, Ga. October 26, 2006
Department of Continuing Education
Lunch Time Series: “Lunch with Death”


The University of Georgia
Athens, Ga. September – October 2006
Department of Continuing Education
Course Designer and Lecturer
“Behind the Crime Scene: Forensic Investigation at Work”

 Jacksonville State University/Northeast Alabama Law Enforcement Academy
Jacksonville, Ala, August 2006
 Co-Curriculum Designer and Lecturer
 “Forensic Death Investigators Course”

Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Ill. July 2006
Lead America, “Crime Scene Investigation”
Courses Taught: History of Forensic Science, Medicolegal Death Investigation,
Forensic Document Examination, Forensic Anthropology and Firearms
Examination

 Jacksonville State University/Northeast Alabama Law Enforcement Academy
Jacksonville, Ala, November 2005
 Co-Curriculum Designer and Lecturer
 “Forensic Death Investigators Course”

The American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators, 2005
Test Site Proctor and Coordinator
North Georgia College and State University

 Jacksonville State University/Northeast Alabama Law Enforcement Academy
Jacksonville, Ala, November 2005
 Co-Curriculum Designer and Lecturer
 “Forensic Death Investigators Course”

Clayton College and State University, Morrow, Ga, May 2004
Director/Curriculum Designer and Lecturer
“Forensic Science for Medicolegal Professionals”

Jacksonville State University/Northeast Alabama Law Enforcement Academy,
Jacksonville, Ala, April 2004
Co-Curriculum Designer and Lecturer
“Forensic Death Investigators Course”
       The American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators, St. Louis, Mo, 1999-present
       Southeastern Coordinator for Testing

       National Institute of Justice/Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office, Atlanta, Ga,
       February 2002
       Program Director
       “Child Abuse and Fatality Workshop”

       Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office, Atlanta, Ga, 2000-2002
       Program Director
       Monthly Medicolegal Symposium for Medicolegal Professionals

       The American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators, St. Louis, Mo. 1999-2002
       Advisory Board

       National Institute of Justice, Milwaukee, Ws, 1994-1996
       Task Force Member
       Milwaukee Task Force for Medicolegal Death Investigation

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AND TEACHING COMPETENCIES
          Death Investigation Curricula Development
          Crime Scene Processing and Photography
          Medicolegal Death Investigation
          History of Medicolegal Systems
          Forensic Pathology
          Human Identification
          Time of Death Interval and Decompositional Change
          Practical Field Applications for Medicolegal Professionals in Academia
          Medicolegal Short Course Development
          Effects of Death Notification on Next Kin and Public Safety Officials


CERTIFICATIONS
       American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators
       Fellow, Board Certified January 2002

       American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators
       Diplomat, Registry Certified January 1999

COURSE AND CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
       Medicolegal Death Investigation, Proposed Fall 2006
       Homicide Investigation CRJU 4590
       Advanced Criminalistics CRJU 4005


COURSES TAUGHT
       Homicide Investigation
       Legal Liabilities of Criminal Justice Personnel
        Introduction to Criminal Justice
        Notification of Next of Kin
        Sharp Force and Penetrating Injuries
        Asphyxial Deaths
        Drug Related Deaths
        Mass Fatality Investigation
        Death from Abuse and Neglect
        On Scene Body Examination and Assessment
        Death Scene Processing
        Death Scene Photography
        Medicolegal Mandate
        Decompositional Changes and Postmortem Interval

PUBLICATIONS
        Medicolegal Death Investigator: A Systematic Training Guide to Death Investigation.
        Occupational Research and Assessment. 1996. Technical Working Group.

        Death Investigation: A Guide for the Scene Investigator. United States Department of
        Justice. 1997. Technical Working Group.

TEXTS IN PROGRESS
      “Death Investigation: Examination of Human Remains for Law Enforcement”
       Staggs Publications

      “Death Investigation: Notification of Next of Kin for Public Safety Officials”
       Staggs Publications

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
       Occupational Effectiveness of Coroners in the State of Georgia
       J.S. Morgan, Ross Alexander, Brent Paterline

      Notification of Next Kin: Effects on the Medicolegal Professional
      J.S. Morgan

MOST RECENT PRESENTATIONS
      Minority Suicide Methodologies in Fulton County Georgia, 2005
      Criminal Justice Association of Georgia Annual Meeting

      Role of the Medical Examiner, 2005
      Secondary Educators Outreach
      Clayton State University

      Multiple Medicolegal Topics, 2005
      Medicolegal Death Investigator’s Training Program
      Jacksonville State University

      Multiple Medicolegal Topics, 2004
      Medicolegal Death Investigator’s Training Program
      Jacksonville State University

      The Effects of Death Notification Upon Family Members, 2004
      Death Investigation for Medicolegal Professionals
      Clayton State University




INSTITUTIONAL SERVICE:
      Leadership Conference Planning Committee (2006-2007)
      Member
      NGCSU

      Criminal Justice Faculty Search Committee (2006-2007)
      Member
      NGCSU

      Forensic Education Committee (2005-Present)
      Chair
      NGCSU

      Security and Access Committee (2005-2006)
      Member
      NGCSU

AFFILIATIONS
       Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
       American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators
       International Association of Homicide Investigators
       National Association of Medical Examiners

				
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