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At Trent, you thrive by living and working alongside some of the best faculty from across Canada and around the world. The Forensic Science program is home to an impressive team of scientific experts and respected professionals who are equally valued by students for their exceptional teaching abilities. They bring years of knowledge and field skills to the classroom, in areas such as DNA analysis, forensic entomology, criminology, bloodstain pattern analysis, wildlife forensics, plant pathogen forensics, court room proceedings, and policing expertise in organized crime and homicide.
Congratulations to newly appointed Assistant Professor, Mike Illes!
Dr. Illes’ PhD research examined forensic epistemology. He explored reasoning skills (logical knowledge) used by crime scene experts and methods (empirical knowledge) for forensic case-specific experimentation. This research led to the development of new approaches for forensic science pedagogy, including a book coauthored by Dr. Paul Wilson; The Scientific Method in Forensic Science: A Canadian Handbook that abridges knowledge gained from his dissertation with further evidence-based literature review and experiential examples.