already respected in the field of forensic science, Dr. Henry Lee
gained increased notoriety in the last decade as one of the key
figures in the O.J. Simpson murder trial and the JonBenet Ramsey
Lee will share his 40-plus years of experience, along with other
practitioners in the forensic science field, in The University of
Southern Mississippi's unique "Forensic Science Seminar at
Sea," set for Aug. 14-19.
will highlight hands-on seminars and mock crime scenes featuring
Lee and six other guest lecturers, along with program coordinators
Bill Donovan, forensic investigator with the Jefferson Parish, La.,
Coroner's Office, and Dean Bertram, instructor of forensic science
at Southern Miss.
six of the biggest names in forensic science participating in the
program, including Dr. Lee, who is not only nationally known but
world renowned," Bertram said.
to the Simpson trial and Ramsey investigation, Lee also served as
a forensic expert for the William Kennedy Smith rape trial, the
Dupont homicide investigation and the ValuJet Flight 592 accident
investigation among others. He has been involved in the investigation
of approximately 6,000 cases.
will be held aboard a Carnival Cruise Lines ship that will depart
from New Orleans with stops in Calica/Playa del Carmen and Cozumel.
students will study the topics of crime scene investigation, forensic
odontology, forensic pathology and pediatric forensic medicine,
medicolegal death investigation, legal aspects of forensic science
and forensic anthropology," said Linda Bass, senior credit
and online courses coordinator with the CICE.
lecturers slated to present during the seminar include Dr. Robert
Barsley, director of the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry
Department of Dental Health; Dr. Mary E. Case, chief medical examiner
of St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson and Franklin Counties in Missouri;
Cullen Ellingburgh, supervising deputy coroner for Orange County,
Ca.; James Starrs, professor of law and forensic sciences at George
Washington University; and Dr. John Verano, associate professor
of anthropology at Tulane University.
for the seminar is encouraged. Undergraduate and graduate academic
credit can be earned by taking the course, for a fee of $486 for
undergraduates and $648 for graduate students. Cabin space prices
of $900 for inside rooms and $1,000 for outside rooms are guaranteed
until May 22. For more information, call Bass at (601) 266-4189.