James R. Huggins, MFS

Senior Lecturer
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I am a retired Texas Ranger interested in the identification and repatriation of undocumented border crossers in South Texas.

Degrees

MFS in Forensic Science Administration, Oklahoma State University, 2008

BS in Biology, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, 1981

Teaching

My courses are heavily weighted in hands-on forensic science techniques and research methods. I teach ten (10) undergraduate courses in forensic science and anthropology, and three (3) independent upper level study courses. Course titles include Survey of Forensic Science, Crime Scene Investigation, Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, Trace Evidence, Impression Evidence, Expert Witness Testimony, White Collar Crime, Forensic Firearms Examination, Medicolegal Death Investigation, Advanced Forensic Investigations, Research Methods in Biological Anthropology, Independent Topics in Forensic Science, Honors Thesis, and Advanced Readings and Research.

I serve as a Faculty Mentor, Lab Safety Director, Building Emergency Coordinator, advisor for the Baylor Forensic Society, and am the Deputy Director of the International Consortium for Forensic Identification. I am a member, American Academy of Forensic Science Standards Board, Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Consensus Body. I am the co-director of the forensic anthropology research field school.