Assistant Professor and Interim Director
Bashful Administration Building, Room 205
Dr. Marshall has been involved in the field of forensic analysis since 2002. Upon the completion of her Master’s degree in Forensic Genetics in 2002, she worked as a Forensic Scientist III at the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division from 2003-2007. While in Maryland, Dr. Marshall became an expert on sexual assault kit examination and collection practices. She was the Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) Coordinator for the state, helped to promote 120-hour SAFE collection legislation, and assisted in the training of more than 200 SAFE nurses. She has extensive teaching experience and has taught graduate-level coursework in the forensic disciplines of serology, DNA and microscopy. Dr. Marshall also has worked as a Forensic Biologist at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Science, located in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Marshall has traveled abroad to Luanda, Angola, Africa for three weeks in order to train six analysts in forensic DNA analysis. She has been qualified as an expert witness in the field of serology in Maryland and Texas. She has been a member of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists, an Associate Member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses, and is a current Associate Member of the American Academy of Forensic Science. She holds an additional Master’s degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, Texas in Biochemistry and earned her PhD in Forensic and Investigative Genetics, under the guidance of major professor, Dr. Bruce Budowle. Her research interests include low copy number DNA, pressure cycling technology, and PCR enhancement.