Department of Biology Faculty - Dr. Neal Haskell, Ph.D., M.S.
Doctor Haskell is the most recent addition to our Biology
department. His main area of expertise is Forensic Entomology. Entomology refers to insects and Forensic refers
to investigation into the cause of death. Dr. Haskell uses his
knowledge of the life cycles of insects to determine time and location of
death. He is one of the creators of this area of criminal
investigation. For example, he coauthored the first textbook on
Forensic Entomology for law enforcement. He has testified at numerous
trials across the country and around the world. This
link takes you to one such case.
The FBI, Indiana State Police, New York State
Police, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and
Dr. Haskell and his work have been featured on PBS, A&E, The
History Channel and The Learning Channel as well as in Popular
Science and Discovery magazines. His work has been published
in several major journals and books and helped inspire the television show CSI. The book
“Dead Reckoning” by
Dr. Haskell has received 11 grants for his research.
Dr. Haskell’s degrees include:
Dr. Haskell can be contacted here, or by phoning 219-866-7824
For more information on Forensics and Forensic Entomology, click here.
For information on the program here at Saint Joseph's College, as written by one of Dr. Haskell's students, Megan Taylor, click here