Our program encourages individual research. For example, currently Associate Professor Wilson Sullivan and several undergraduate students are working on a project in cooperation with the Dept. of the Medical Examiner, City and County of Honolulu Hawaii, using infrared photography to demonstrate bruising and fingerprints on skin.

National and International Meetings and Conferences

We encourage students to attend annual meetings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and other important events. Having our students' presentations accepted is significant, as there is no student section and all abstracts submitted must compete equally for space. Both undergraduate and graduate students have made presentations.


David O. Carter, Ph.D.
Director, Forensic Sciences Department

David O. Carter, Ph.D.

David O. Carter, Ph.D.

David O. Carter, Ph.D., Director of the Chaminade University Forensic Sciences Program


Forensic Sciences


For inquiries please contact:

David Carter, Ph.D.
Director of Forensic Sciences
Tel: (808) 739-8352
Henry Hall 5

The Forensic Sciences Department is part of the
Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics