Texas Forensic Science Commission

Justice Through Science

Commission Members

Dr. Jeffrey J. Barnard

Dr. Jeffrey J. Barnard

Presiding Officer

Jeffrey Barnard, M.D. of Dallas is director of the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Science and chief medical examiner of Dallas County and a professor of pathology at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center....

Dr. Bruce Budowle

Bruce Budowle, Ph.D. of North Richland Hills is director of the Center for Human Identification at the University of North Texas Science Center. Previously, he served as a senior scientist at the Federal Bureau of...

Mark Daniel

Mark Daniel, J.D. of Fort Worth is an attorney at the Law Office of Mark G. Daniel. He previously served as assistant district attorney for the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office. He is a member and former president...

Dr. Nancy Downing

Nancy Downing, Ph.D. of Bryan is an associate professor at Texas A&M University College of Nursing and a forensic nurse at Baylor, Scott & White Hospital in College Station. She is chair of the International...

Dr. Jasmine Drake

Jasmine Drake, Ph.D. of Conroe is an assistant professor and laboratory coordinator at Texas Southern University Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs in the Department of Administration of Justice....

Dr. Sheree Robyn Hughes-Stamm

Sheree Hughes-Stamm, Ph.D. of The Woodlands is a professor of forensic genetics and anthropology at Sam Houston State University. She is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the International Society for...

Dennis "Pat" Johnson

Dennis “Pat” Johnson, M.S. of Austin retired in 2014 after serving as deputy assistant director of the Texas Department of Public Safety (TDPS) Crime Laboratory Services. Previously, he served as manager of the TDPS Field...

Dr. Sarah Kerrigan

Sarah Kerrigan, Ph.D. of The Woodlands is Chair of the Department of Forensic Science and Director of the Institute for Forensic Research, Training and Innovation at Sam Houston State University. Previously, she served as...

Jarvis Parsons

Jarvis Parsons, J.D. of Bryan is the District Attorney of Brazos County. Previously, he served as chief prosecutor of the 272nd District Court and as a faculty advisor and presenter for the Texas District and County...

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