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Stevenson University School of Graduate and Professional Studies Launches Center for Forensic Excellence

June 15, 2015 9:00 AM
Thomas Coogan, Associate Dean of Forensics Programs and Director of Stevenson's Center for Forensic Excellence, says the Center will function as a resource for professionals in the field.

Stevenson University continues to cement itself as a national leader in forensic education with the launch of its newly-established Center for Forensic Excellence. The Center—which will serve as a resource for both forensic professionals and students—officially launched in mid-May with a breakfast event that featured Federal and State law enforcement officials, prosecutors, and forensic professionals from across the region.

Event attendees heard from the Hon. Rod Rosenstein, U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland, and closing remarks from the Hon. Emmet Davitt, Maryland State Prosecutor. The Center will be issuing a report summarizing meeting results and proposing future initiatives. Additional information about the Center will be shared at the national conference of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, which will be held in Baltimore on June 14-19, 2015.

“The Center for Forensic Excellence is intended to serve as a model of excellence and support to the field and will assist in improving equal justice through training, research, publications and resource sharing,” said Thomas Coogan, Associate Dean of Forensics and Director of the Center. “It will incorporate resources on careers in the field, academic research and updates, access to industry expertise, and help to address issues of professional standards. Publications, blogs, events, and talks will be part of the Center’s focus.”

Offering degrees in Forensic Studies, Forensic Science, and Cyber Forensics, Stevenson University has had a longstanding commitment to the study of forensic disciplines. The University will continue publication of its annual Forensic Journal that includes research studies and reviews by faculty and graduate students.  Additionally, a customized newsletter is offered three times a year, Forensic Focus, which will be available to interested parties in print and online.

For more information, contact Thomas Coogan, at tcoogan@stevenson.edu or call 443-352-4075.

Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent university in Maryland with more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult undergraduate programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.