Marshall University Forensic Science Center

1401 Forensic Science Drive, Huntington, WV 25701

Phone: (304) 691-8953

Fax: (304) 691-8928

kbeatty@marshall.edu

POSITION TITLE & DESCRIPTION:

The Marshall University Forensic Science Center employs me as a Parentage DNA Analyst Level III / Parentage Laboratory Supervisor in the DNA Laboratory. All DNA Analysts report to and receive administrative direction from the Technical Leader of the DNA Laboratory. As a Parentage DNA Analyst, I conduct complex analysis on criminal relationship cases involving body identification, incest, and other criminal relatedness issues. As Parentage Laboratory Supervisor, I am responsible for the day to day operation of the parentage testing section of the laboratory. Marshall University employs me as an Associate Graduate Faculty Member since January 2012.

Courses taught – FSC 619: Forensic Statistics and FSC 627: Human Genetics

 

QUALIFICATIONS, TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

Bachelor of Science in Biology, West Liberty State College, West Liberty, WV, 1998.

Marshall University CODIS Laboratory Intern, 1999.

Master of Science in Forensic Science/DNA Analysis, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, 2000.

Member of the American Association of Blood Banks since 2005.

Attended various workshops and professional meetings to continue my education in the field of Biology.

Performed all validations for the MUFSC Parentage Testing Services – sample and software related.

Completed DNA analysis and conclusions of approximately 180 non-criminal relationship comparisons.

Completed DNA analysis and conclusions of approximately 220 criminal relationship comparisons.

Reviewed DNA analysis and conclusions of over 150 criminal relationship comparisons.

Tested over 4000 samples using Profiler Plus, Cofiler and Identifiler.

Completed DNA analysis of approximately 1600 convicted offender samples using the AmpFlSTR® Profiler Plus® /

Cofiler

® and Identifiler® kit.

Implemented the MUFSC Forensic Relationship Training Course.

Lead Forensic Relationship Trainer.

Trained over 300 forensic analysts in the statistics used to evaluate biological relationships.

Qualified as an expert witness, 4 trials, in West Virginia.

Qualified as an expert witness, 2 trials, in Pennsylvania.

Workshop presenter at the Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists (MAFS) in 2011.

Workshop presenter at the Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists (MAAFS) in 2012.

PROFICIENCY TEST RECORDS:

I have successfully completed proficiency testing since 2001. The following are a list of proficiency tests I have completed

in the past three years.

CAP PARF A 2010, CAP PARF B 2010, CAP PARF C 2010, and CAP PARF A 2011, CAP PARF B 2011, CAP PARF C

2011, CAP PARF A 2012, CAP PARF B 2013, CAP PARF C 2012, and CAP PARF A 2013.

CONTINUED EDUCATION

“Human Biochemistry”, Marshall University, 1998

“Forensic Science I”, A Course in DNA, Marshall University, 1999

“Introduction to Microscopy/Photography”, Marshall University, 1999

“Statistical Applications in Forensic Science”, Marshall University, 1999

“Cell and Molecular Biology”, Marshall University, 1999

“Basic Human Genetics”, Marshall University, 2000

“Legal Court in Forensic Science”, Marshall University, 2000

6th Annual CODIS User’s Conference, Arlington, VA, February 2001

Statistics Workshop (Ranajit Chakraborty, Frederick Bieber, and Bruce Budowle), Arlington, VA, February

“DNA Stability and Quantitation”, (Margaret Kline), Marshall University, April 2001.

Florida DNA Training Session VI, Clearwater, FL, May-June 2001.

“FBI Casework Workshop”, (Mike Garvey, Deborah Hobson, Julie Kidd, Jill Smerick – FBI), Marshall

University, June 2001.

“Statistical Paternity Software Training – DNA-view and PATER”, (Dr. Charles Brenner.), Marshall University,

Octorber 2001.

“Performance Level Auditing Workshop”, (Kevin Lothridge, David Epstein – NFSTC), Marshall University,

November 2001.

American Academy of Forensic Science’s 54th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, February 2002.

“Forensic Mitochondrial DNA Analysis: A Community Forum”, (Alice Isenburg and Constance Fisher), Atlanta,

GA, February 2002.

“Courtroom Communications: Recognizing and Responding to Trick Questions”, (David Benjamin and Patrick

Clifford), Atlanta, GA, 2002.

“ABI Prism 3100 Genetic Analyzer Training”, (Carol Schrerczinger – ABI), Marshall University, March 2002.

“DNA Auditor Training”, (Richard Guerrieri – FBI), Marshall University, May 2002.

“Paternity Statistical Issues”, (Dr. Robert Allen), Marshall University, August 2002.

Promega’s 13th International Symposium on Human Identification, Phoenix, AZ, October 2002

Parentage Minisymposium, Phoenix, AZ, October 2002.

Evidence Processing Training, (Sherri Lemons and Meredith Chambers – West Virginia State Police), West

Virginia State Police Crime Laboratory Central Processing Unit, Charleston, WV, July – August 2004.

“ABI Prism 3100 Series Genetic Analyzers and AmpFlSTR Training”, (Michelle Shepherd – ABI), Marshall

University, September 2003.

Promega’s 14th International Symposium on Human Identification, Phoenix, AZ, September-October 2003

Parentage Minisymposium, Phoenix, AZ, September 2003.

“Quantifiler and GeneMapper ID Training”, (Michelle Shepherd – ABI), Marshall University, April 2004.

GeneMapper ID WebEx Training, (Michelle Shepherd – ABI), Marshall University, May 2004.

Promega’s 15th International Symposium on Human Identification, Phoenix, AZ, October 2004

Parentage and Mixture Statistics Workshop, Phoenix, AZ, October 2004.

“Expert Testimony”, (Karen Vilanueva Matkovich, Joseph Noggy), Marshall University, November 2004.

Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, May 2005.

Expert Witness Workshop, (Charles Kritko, Bruce Antkowiak, Shaun Sweeney, Michael Machen, and John

Zottola), Pittsburgh, PA, May 2005.

AABB New Assessor Training, Seattle, WA, October 2005.

AABB Assessor Continuing Education Program, Seattle, WA, October 2005.

“Parentage Testing I: Current Administrative Issues in Parentage Testing”, Seattle, WA, October 2005.

“Parentage Testing II: Unusual Challenges in Parentage Testing”, Seattle, WA, October 2005.

“Family Relatedness Made Easy”, (Dr. Robert Allen), Marshall University, January 2006.

AABB Assessor Continuing Education Program, Miami, FL, October 2006

“Relationship Testing I”, Miami, FL, October 2006

“Relationship Testing II: Relationship Testing for Identification of Victims After a Mass Disaster”, Miami, FL

“Relationship Testing I”, Anaheim, CA, October 2007

“Relationship Testing II”, Anaheim, CA, October 2007

GeneMapper 3.2 / 3.2.1 Training, MUFSC, December 2007

Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists Annual Meeting, Huntington, WV Apr-May 2008.

Expert Witness Workshop, (Chris Chiles and David Castle), Huntington, WV April 2008.

3130 Have you seen this? Have you heard about this?, Huntington, WV April 2008.

Automating Your Lab: Run, Biomek, Run, Huntington, WV April 2008.

Y Chromosome: Molecular Biology and Mutations, (Karen Howard, M.S.), Huntington WV May 2009

Y Chromosome: Genetics and Anthropology, (Karen Howard, M.S.), Huntington WV May 2009

Y Chromosome: Evolution and Forensic Applications, (Karen Howard, M.S.), Huntington WV May 2009

“Relationship Testing I: New Directions in Forensic Medicine”, New Orleans, LA, October 2009

“Relationship Testing II”, New Orleans, LA October 2009.

“Relationship Testing I: Forensic Science Current Topics and Case Studies,” Baltimore, MD, October 2010

“Relationship Testing II,” Baltimore, MD, October 2010

“Relationship Testing I,” San Diego, CA, October 2011

“Relationship Testing II,” San Diego, CA, October 2011

“Relationship Testing I,” Boston, MA, October 2012

“Relationship Testing II,” Boston, MA, October 2012

Introduction to Interpretation Issues, (John M. Butler – NIST Mixture Webcast), Huntington WV April 2013

Statistical Approaches, (Michael D. Coble – NIST Mixture Webcast), Huntington WV April 2013

Worked Examples and Report Wording (Bruce J. Heidebrecht – NIST Mixture Webcast), Huntington WV

April 2013