Director – Professor Carol Henderson
Phone: (727) 562-7374
Professor Carol Henderson is a recognized authority in scientific evidence, law and ethics. She has presented more than 250 lectures and workshops to thousands of forensic scientists, attorneys, judges and law enforcement personnel worldwide on the topics of scientific evidence, courtroom testimony, and professional responsibility. She has lectured in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Scotland, Spain and Taiwan.
Professor Henderson has written four books and more than 45 articles and book chapters on scientific evidence, law and ethics. Her latest book, the 5th edition of Scientific Evidence in Civil and Criminal Cases was published this year. She is an editor of the Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine (2005), which received the Minty Prize from the British Medical Association. She serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Forensic Sciences, the Journal of Clinical Forensic Medicine, the Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology Journal and Psychological Injury and the Law.
Professor Henderson has appeared in both the popular and professional media, including Court TV, Fox National News, CBS “48 Hours” show, National Public Radio, The John Walsh Show, Montel; the American Bar Association Journal, and Lawyers Weekly USA. She is the past-president (2009) of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. She is also co-chair of the Future of Evidence Committee and vice-chair of the Scientific Evidence Committee of the American Bar Association Science and Technology Law Section and a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Forensic Committee.
Professor Henderson received her J.D. degree from the National Law Center, George Washington University, in 1980. Prior to receiving her J.D., she worked for the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the Department of Justice Criminal Division. She began her legal career as an assistant United States attorney in Washington, D.C. She also practiced corporate litigation in a national law firm. She is presently director of the National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law at Stetson University College of Law, which is funded by the National Institute of Justice.