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About Max M. Houck

Positions

Present Assistant Professor, University of South Florida St. Petersburg
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2011 - 2018 Managing Director, Forensic & Intelligence Services, LLC
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2012 - 2015 Director, Dept. of Forensic Sciences, District of Columbia Consolidated Forensic Laboratories
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2011 - 2012 Principal Analyst, Forensic Enterprise Division, Analytic Services, Inc. (ANSER)
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2001 - 2012 Director, West Virginia University ‐ Forensic Science Initative (Research); Forensic Business Research & Development (Business & Economics)
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1994 - 2001 Physical Scientist, Federal Bureau of Investigation ‐ Trace Evidence Unit, Laboratory Division
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1992 - 1994 Criminalist II, Tarrant County Medical Examiner
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2008 - Present Member, Interpol Forensic Science Symposium Planning Committee
2015 - 2015 Member, Royal Society Special Session on Forensic Science, London, UK,
2009 - 2012 Co-Chair, NIST Human Factors in Latent Print Analysis
2010 - 2011 Member, Exec Office of the Pres. of the US, National Sci & Tech Council, Comm. on Sci, Subc. on Forensic Sci
2005 - 2011 Chairman, Forensic Educational Program Accreditation Commission (FEPAC)
2005 - 2006 Member, European Academy of Forensic Sciences Symposium Scientific Committee
2004 - 2004 Member, Forensic Educational Program Accreditation Commission (FEPAC)
2004 - 2004 Member, National Academies of Science Committee on Educational Paradigms for Homeland Security
2002 - 2003 Member, National Library of Medicine Planning Panel, History of Forensic Science exhibit
1995 - 1999 Member, Employee Advisory Committee to the FBI Director
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Honors and Awards

  • • Excellence in Reviewing, Science and Justice, 2013
  • • Best Oral Presentation, Australian-New Zealand Forensic Science Society Symposium 2010, Management and Quality Section, "The FORESIGHT Project: Collaborative Benchmarking for Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Quality"
  • • Mary E. Cowan Outstanding Service Award, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, 2009
  • • 100 Most Influential, Dominion Post, Morgantown, WV, 2004
  • • American Society for Testing and Materials, Forensic Sciences Award, 2001
  • • Quality Award, FBI Laboratory, 1999

Courses

  • CJE Special Topics (Field Forensics) (2017)
  • CJE Special Topics (Forensic Investigations) (2016)
  • CJE 4660 Forensic Investigations
  • CJE 4560 Introduction to Forensic Science

Education

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PhD, Curtin University (Perth, Australia) ‐ Applied Chemistry (Summa Cum Laude)
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M.A., Michigan State University ‐ Anthropology
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B.S., Michigan State University ‐ Anthropology (Outstanding Senior in Anthropology)
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Contact Information

University of South Florida St. Petersburg
140 Seventh Avenue South, DAV216
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
 

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Presentations (1)

Books (24)