Laura R. Ellsworth served as a Forensic Services Technician for the Baltimore County Police (Maryland) Crime Laboratory, and has taught academic courses for over twelve years in criminal justice, criminal investigation, criminal law, criminalistics and forensic sciences. During the past ten years at Prince George’s Community College, she has also created programs, written curriculum, presented workshops, and taught and provided in-service training components for the Prince George’s County Municipal Police Academy. She has served as the Chairperson for her department since 2006. In 2008, she was nominated by her peers and received the Faculty Senate Excellence Award on the basis of demonstrated outstanding service to students, to the college, and within her discipline. She began her teaching career in 2000 as an adjunct instructor in criminalistics at the Community College of Baltimore County, and has also been a Professorial Lecturer at The George Washington University, where she taught graduate courses in forensic science from 2005 to 2012. She holds the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Sociology from the University of Maryland at College Park; and the degree of Master of Forensic Sciences from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. She is an active member of the following professional organizations: American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists, the International Association for Identification, the Chesapeake Bay Division of the International Association for Identification and Harvard Associates in Police Science. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.