2014 1st AISOCC Annual Educational Conference

May 12-14, 2014

Methodist University Campus, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Hosted by Applied Forensic Science Program Directorband Associate Professor David Pauly

Conference Presenters:

Lt. Joseph P. Kenda, BA—Lieutenant after nearly 20 years investigating violent crimes. When he retired, Kenda was the commander of the Major Crimes Unit and had investigated 387 homicides with a 92% clearance rate. He currently can be seen on Investigative Discovery¹s hit television show, ³Homicide Hunter: Lt Joe Kenda. 

Werner Spitz, MD—Has practiced forensic pathology for over 50 years. Dr. Spitz is an author of 96 scientific publications, served on various committees investigating the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King. An expert consultant in numerous high visibility cases including, Mary Jo Kopechne/Ted Kennedy, the Preppy Murder, OJ Simpson, Jenny Jones, Owen Hart, Philip Spector, Casey Anthony and Jon Benet Ramsey. 

John A. Liebert, MD, PC—Was the Forensic Psychiatry consultant on the Ted Bundy, Green River Killer, Bellevue Sniper and Atlanta Child Murder Cases. He set up the profiling of "Ted" with two Psychologists and wrote the profile published in the newspaper leading a Freeway Sniper's girlfriend to turning him in. 

Suzanna Ryan, MS, D-ABC— Is a former forensic DNA analyst and DNA Technical Leader who has had the opportunity to work for both public and private DNA labs including the Bode Technology Group, The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Crime Lab and Crime Scene Technologies in her more than 14 years of experience. 

James Clemente, JD— Is a former top FBI profiler with 22 years of Criminal Investigations experience. He is a nationally recognized expert in the fields of sex crimes investigations, sex offender behavior, child sexual victimization and child pornography. He has also served as a consultant and technical advisor to multiple television programs, including Criminal Minds since 2005, the Profilers, Killer Profile, American Crime and The Closer. Clemente was a supervisory special agent in the FBI¹s Behavioral Analysis Unit. 

Dave Pauly, MS — Is a Retired Special Agent-in-Charge /Commander and Forensic Science Officer from U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command. Holds Master of Forensic Science and current Director of Applied Science at Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC. 

Andrea Borchardt-Gardner, MS—Andrea Borchardt is a Supervisor of Forensic Casework at Bode Technology. Her team specializes in cold case and Innocence Project testing, routinely working on 30+ year old homicides. Notable cases tested by her group include the Boston Strangler, the West Memphis Three, the JonBenet Ramsey murder, and the Donald Gates exoneration. 

Michael Parker, JD—He began his career as a psecutor in the Twentieth District of North Carolina in 1989. From 1989 to 1995, Parker worked as an Assistant District Attorney trying cases in Juvenile, District and Superior Courts. Parker has tried, as lead prosecutor, all types of criminal offenses, from misdemeanors in District Court to capital murders. 

Dr. Christopher Kunkle, PsyD—Is the Director and Chief Psychiatric Examiner of the Bureau of Institutional Sex Offender Treatment with the NYS Office of Mental Health. As a Forensic Psychologist, he has also testified, statewide, in Supreme Court as an expert in the dangerousness and re-offense risk posed by sexual offenders. Dr. Kunkle’s past professional experience includes 17 years of experience as a forensic psychologist and forensic scientist.