The American Board of Forensic Entomology is the certifying organization for forensic entomologists in North America.  If you are seeking the services of a Board Certified Forensic Entomologist, the below list contains all currently certified individuals who are ABFE members in good standing.




Current ABFE Diplomates and Members

Diplomates (in alphabetical order):

Gail S. Anderson, PhD, D-ABFE

Professor and Burnaby Mountain Professor
Director, Undergraduate Programmes,
School of Criminology
Co-Director, Centre for Forensic Research
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, B.C.
V5A 1S6

Jason H. Byrd, MSc., Ph.D., D-ABFE
Associate Professor
Department of Pathology
College of Medicine
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL  32611

Val Cervenka, MS, D-ABFE
Private Forensic Entomology Consultant
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Phone: 651-645-3595

Robert D. Hall, PhD, JD, D-ABFE
Vice Chancellor (Interim)
Office of Research
205 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri 65211

Timothy Huntington, PhD, D-ABFE
Associate Professor of Biology and Criminal Justice
Concordia University, Nebraska
800 N. Columbia Avenue
Seward, NE 68434

Ke Chung Kim, PhD, D-ABFE

Professor Emeritus of Entomology
Founding Curator, Frost Entomological Museum
Former Founding Director, Center for BioDiversity Research
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Home: 213 Morningside Circle, State College, PA, 16803-1347
Phone: 814-234-1718
Founding Chair, Board of the DMZ Forum, Inc., NY

Ryan Kimbirauskas, PhD, D-ABFE
Department of Entomology
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI  48824

Wayne Lord, PhD, D-ABFE
Associate Professor
Forensic Science Institute and Biology
University of Central Oklahoma
Forensic Science Institute
100 N. University Drive, Box 203
Edmond, OK 73034

Richard W. Merritt, PhD, D-ABFE
University Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Michigan State University
1005 Cormorant Terrace
The Villages, FL  32162

Jeffery K. Tomberlin, PhD, D-ABFE
Associate Professor
Department of Entomology
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843

Sherah VanLaerhoven, PhD, BCE, D-ABFE
Associate Professor
Biological Sciences
401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, ON Canada N9B 3P4

John R. Wallace, PhD, D-ABFE
Professor, Department of Biology
Director, MU Center for Environmental Sciences
Millersville University
Millersville, PA 17551




Adrienne Brundage, PhD, M-ABFE
Assistant Lecturer
Department of Entomology
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843

Jonathan A. Cammack, PhD, M-ABFE
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Entomology
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843

Micah Flores, PhD, M-ABFE
Entomologist, Department of Wound Infections
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
503 Robert Grant Ave. Rm 3N22
Silver Spring, MD 20910

M. Denise Gemmellaro, MS, M-ABFE
PhD Candidate, Forensic Entomology Instructor
Department of Entomology
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
96 Lipman Drive
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Hélène LeBlanc, MSc, Ph.D., M-ABFE
Director, Undergraduate Program
Associate Professor
Faculty of Science – Forensic Science
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON, CANADA L1H 7K4

Rachel M. Mohr, PhD, M-ABFE
Forensic & Investigative Sciences Program
West Virginia University
208 Oglebay Hall/P.O. Box 6121
Morgantown, WV 26506-6121

Michelle R Sanford, PhD, M-ABFE
Forensic Entomologist
Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences
1885 Old Spanish Trail
Houston, TX 77054

Lauren Weidner, Ph.D., M-ABFE
Continuing Lecturer
Department of Entomology
Purdue University
901 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: 765-494-1079