Terry Fenger, PhD
Dr. Terry W. Fenger has served as the Director of the Forensic Science Center since 1994 and oversees the FEPAC accredited Forensic Science Master of Science Degree Program, the DNA testing laboratory and the digital forensics section. Dr. Fenger received his PhD in Microbiology from Southern Illinois University and then conducted post doctoral research at LSU Medical Center in New Orleans.
In addition to administrative responsibilities Dr. Fenger serves as an instructor in the following courses within the Forensic Science Curriculum: Crime and Death Investigation, Bioterrorism, Foundations and Fundamentals In Digital Evidence, Digital Evidence Search and Seizure and Laboratory Management.
His research interests include various projects that focus on human identification through DNA technologies and aspects of digital evidence examination. He is also an investigator on the bacterial source tracking project.
Dr. Fenger has served on numerous national, state and university committees and presents project updates and reports at national meetings.