Core Principles and Practices in Forensic Anthropology: All Star Tour, Vol. 1
Primary Course Instructors: Dennis C. Dirkmaat, Ph.D., D-ABFA (Mercyhurst University; Heather Garvin, Ph.D., D-ABFA (Des Moines Medical University); Joseph T. Hefner, Ph.D., D-ABFA (Michigan State University); Nicholas Passalacqua, Ph.D., D-ABFA (Western Carolina University); Alexandra Klales, Ph.D. (Washburn University); Kyra Stull, Ph.D. (University of Nevada, Reno); Sara Getz, Ph.D. (Idaho State University); Erin Chapman, Ph.D. (Erie County Medical Examiner's Office); Christopher Rainwater, M.S. (New York City Medical Examiner's Office); Diana Messer, M.S. (DEPAA); Michael J. Hochrein, Special Agent FBI, Ret.); Luis Cabo, M.S. (Mercyhurst University); and Paul Emanovsky, Ph.D., D-ABFA (DEPAA).
June 3-14, 2019
*Approved for 35 ABMDI continuing education credit hours*
Ohio State Highway Patrol
Todd Jester is a retired law enforcement officer, serving over 27 years with the Ohio State Highway Patrol (17 years with traffic crash/crime scene reconstruction unit). Over his career, he has aided in cases that included motor vehicle collisions, homicide scenes, officer-involved shooting incidents, and aircraft crashes. One of his specialties is on-scene operations regarding scene preservation and documentation, to include mass casualty and large-scale incidents. During his service with the OSHP, Todd has assisted multiple local, state, and federal agencies – to include the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He has served on three separate county homicide task forces and worked with county/state mass casualty teams.
Aside from investigations, Todd also regularly instructed at the OSHP Academy concerning crash/crime scene topics and is qualified as a field-training-officer for newly-commissioned Troopers. He has taught crash investigation to other agencies ranging from local departments to the Royal Thai Police (forensic division) in Thailand. Prior to his retirement, he had developed and administered the forensic mapping curriculum for the OSHP. Todd is now an applied forensic specialist for Precision Laser & Instrument, Inc. – a partner with Trimble Forensics. His primary responsibility is the training and support of law enforcement and other forensic investigators regarding scene documentation and analysis. He remains active in the field through participation with the applied forensics science department of Mercyhurst University.