News Related to: Board of Directors


Board Box—May 3, 2022

Source: Laura C. Fulginiti, PhD, 2022-23 AAFS President The AAFS Board of Directors (BOD) held it’s first bimonthly meeting recently. The President’s update included information on our International Educational Outreach Program (IEOP) to Croatia (if you are interested, please reach out to Donna Grogan ASAP) and the ongoing planning for our 75th Anniversary. Executive Director […]


Academy Aperçus—May 2022

Source: Laura C. Fulginiti, PhD, 2022-23 AAFS President The Academy Aperçus is a monthly feature that celebrates 75 years of forensic science by spotlighting the history and anticipating the future of each section of the Academy. Beginning with the Jurisprudence Section and progressing through each section in the order of acknowledgement by the Academy, a […]


Board Box—Finance Update

Source: Laura Fulginiti, PhD, 2022-23 AAFS President Welcome to the Board Box—a way for the the Academy President to update the membership quickly regarding matters being considered by the Board of Directors. Finance Update The overall financial position of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences remains positive. The Academy investment portfolio continued to perform well […]


Passing of Dr. Paula Brumit

Source: Robin Ainsworth, DDS, MS, Odontology Section Secretary It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that Dr. Paula Brumit passed away last Friday, December 17, 2021. Dr. Brumit’s contributions to forensic odontology were considerable. Dr. Brumit was actively engaged in both the American Board of Forensic Odontology and the American Academy of […]


73rd AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting Goes Virtual!

Source: Jeri R. Ropero-Miller, PhD, 2020-21 AAFS President I want to thank everyone for their continued support and understanding during these unprecedented times. As you are aware, the AAFS Board of Directors (BOD) and staff are working continuously to provide the best and safest 73rd Annual Scientific Meeting in the context of the current COVID-19 […]


Message From the AAFS Board of Directors Regarding the Academy’s Policies on Diversity, Inclusion, and Discrimination

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) is a multidisciplinary professional organization that provides leadership to advance science and its application to the legal system. In light of current events, it is important to reiterate that as an organization, the Academy always has been, and remains, committed to promoting education, to fostering research, to improving […]


AAFS Executive Director Position Announcement

Source: Jeri D. Ropero-Miller, PhD, AAFS President After nearly 35 years of service, AAFS Executive Director Anne Warren will be retiring in May 2020. The AAFS Board of Directors has partnered with global executive search firm Lindauer to assist in recruiting and identifying eligible candidates to serve as Executive Director following Anne’s retirement. Anyone interested […]


Attention All AAFS Voting Members and Fellows*

Pursuant to AAFS policies, specific documents must be provided to the Voting Members and Fellows of the Academy prior to the Annual Business Meeting. The following documents are available online through the secure member log-in system on the AAFS website: 2020 Applicants List 2020 Proposed Bylaws Amendments 2019 Audit Report 2019 Annual Business Meeting Minutes To […]


A New Association Academy: The Cuban Society of Legal Medicine

The AAFS Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has accepted the Cuban Society of Legal Medicine as the third official “Association Academy.” The purpose of “Association Academies” is to initiate a relationship between AAFS and another professional organization located outside the United States. This association is especially exciting as the original concept […]


In Memoriam: Gradwohl Laureate and Distinguished Fellow Kenneth S. Field, MBA

“It is time to contemplate the future and to adapt to it. The world in which the forensic science profession operates and the Academy exists is changing rapidly. Great technological advances have been made and are in the making … If the Academy is to persevere, it, too, must change with the times, for such change […]


2018-19 Nominating Committee Report

The Nominating Committee has announced its list of nominees for 2019-20 officers: Jeri D. Ropero-Miller, PhD President-Elect  (Toxicology) Carl R. McClary, BA Vice President  (Questioned Documents)  Laura C. Fulginiti, PhD Treasurer  (Anthropology) Ken Williams, MS, JD Secretary    (Criminalistics) The Nominating Committee is composed of three immediate past presidents—Betty Layne DesPortes (Chair), John Gerns, and […]


In Memoriam: Kurt M. Dubowski, PhD, AAFS Founding Member and Past President

It is with great fondness and reverence that we remember AAFS Founding Member and Past President, colleague and friend, Dr. Kurt M. Dubowski, who passed away Monday, October 23, in Oklahoma City at the age of 95. Dr. Dubowski was designated as an R.B.H. Gradwohl Laureate in 2011, the most prestigious honor of the American Academy […]


Opioid Safety Plans Position Statement

Source:  Betty Layne DesPortes, JD, MS, AAFS President On October 10, 2017, after reviewing input from the membership and convening by conference call to discuss the matter, the AAFS Board of Directors voted to adopt the position statement on Opioid Safety Plans proposed by the Synthetic Opioid Ad Hoc Committee. The Board of Directors appreciates […]


President’s Message — September 2017

  Source:  Betty Layne DesPortes, JD, MS, 2017-18 President Scientific evidence is a powerful tool in the search for the truth and the pursuit of justice. As forensic scientists, we have a duty to ensure our results and opinions are valid and reliable. Standards and best practice guidelines provide the foundation for our work and […]


Statement of the AAFS Board of Directors

Source:  Betty Layne DesPortes, JD, MS, AAFS President The following statement has been submitted in response to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) request for input on the future structure of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC).  STATEMENT OF THE AAFS BOARD OF DIRECTORS The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Board […]