Professor Emeritus M. Lee Goff, Ph.D., has been involved in forensic entomology for a period of over 25 years. He is currently a consultant in forensic entomology for the Office of the Medical Examiner, City and County of Honolulu. Dr. Goff is one of only fifteen forensic entomologists certified by the American Board of Forensic Entomology. Additionally Dr. Goff has served as a member of the instructional staff for the FBI academy course in Detection and Recovery of Human Remains taught at Quantico, Virginia. He has published over 200 papers in scientific journals, authored the popular book, A Fly for the Prosecution, and participated in over 300 homicide investigations, consulting on cases worldwide. He has served as a consultant for the CBS CSI crime dramas. More about Dr. M. Lee Goff | Faculty profile

Lecturer Nick Harrison, MFS, specializes in fingerprint analysis and crime scene investigation. His previous position was as a Forensic Specialist with the Santa Monica Police Department where he served for eight years. Nick is currently qualified by the International Association for Identification as a Certified Latent Print Examiner (CLPE) and Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst (CSCSA). Faculty profile

Dr. Dale K. Purcell, Assistant Professor of Forensic Sciences, earned his B.S. in Chemistry from Western Oregon University in 1998. He earned his M.S. in Forensic Science from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, in 2003, his M.A. in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2011, and his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice with a Forensic Science Specialization from The Graduate Center, CUNY, in 2013. Dr. Purcell was employed for six years at an ASCLD-ISO accredited state forensic science laboratory where he performed duties in chemical analysis of controlled substances, crime scene investigations, and primary examinations for major crimes such as homicides, assaults, and sex-crimes. Faculty profile

Assistant Professor Wilson Sullivan, M.S., is a nationally-recognized expert in crime scene analysis. His career started as a police officer, rising to detective and eventually as the first Scientific Investigation Section Captain for the Honolulu Police Department. He has worked extensively for the Honolulu Police department and other law enforcement agencies as a consultant analyst and expert witness.† Faculty profile

M. Lee Goff

Professor Emeritus M. Lee Goff, Ph.D., is a pioneering forensic entomologist and the founder of the Chaminade 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