Dr. Jean Curtit

Certified Latent Print Examiner (retired) and Facial Identification Expert

Dr. Curtit is a volunteer forensic artist for the Doe Network, providing hope to families and law enforcement to identify the unidentified deceased by providing law enforcement with a sketch that can be featured in newspapers and news broadcasts.

Dr. Curtit is a volunteer forensic artist for the Doe Network, providing hope to families and law enforcement to identify the unidentified deceased by providing law enforcement with a sketch that can be featured in newspapers and news broadcasts.

Dr. Jean Curtit is Director of Development of The American Investigative Society of Cold Cases. Dr. Curtit joined the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Laboratory as a Criminalist, specializing in latent fingerprints, in 2004. During her service in the Crime Lab, she received extensive in-house and specialized training through the International Association for Identification Educational Conferences (IAI), which included training in advanced latent fingerprint comparison and processing, courtroom testimony and hundreds of hours of specialized training by top forensic instructors in the nation. Dr. Jean was an elected officer of the IAI, serving as Division Representative for from 2008 – 2016. She was appointed to the IAI Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Forensic Identification in 2010, a position she still holds today. She has also served on the IAI Membership Committee and the IAI Facial Identification Subcommittee. She received the IAI Distinguished Membership Award in 2014. The Distinguished Membership Award is conferred only to a member by a majority vote of the IAI Board of Directors in recognition of the member's superior efforts in the furtherance of the aims and purposes of the IAI.

In 2009 she was recruited to assume team leadership of a facial recognition unit for a government contracting company in Virginia. In 2010 she deployed as a Laboratory Director and Senior Latent Print Examiner working with the military in Iraq and Afghanistan until November 2012. Dr. Curtit returned stateside to manage the quality assurance unit for a government contractor in Northern Virginia, responsible for carrying on the mission in the Middle East.  

Dr. Curtit is a graduate of Logan University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Human Biology and received a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine from Texas Chiropractic College. She is licensed to practice Chiropractic and Meridian Therapy in the State of Missouri and is a member of the Missouri State Chiropractic Association.

Every effort we make is an image of our true self
— Dr. Jean Curtit