Duties: Review all membership applications and recommend honorary and sponsoring memberships, be responsible for recruiting forensic science educators as COFSE members, oversee all external communications including the website and newsletters, and oversee any other appropriate communications with Council members, educators, and the general public. The Chair shall prepare a written report of committee activities annually and present it at the annual meeting of COFSE.

Outreach: Newsletter and Social Media Pages

Committee: Chaired by the President-Elect and comprised of the Secretary and two additional members appointed by the President in staggered two-year terms.


Pamela Marshall, PhD. (term ends 2025)
Director/Assoc. Professor
Forensic Science & Law MS Program
Director, Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science & Law
FEPAC Commissioner


Lyndsie Ferrara, PhD (term ends 2024)
Teaching Assistant Professor
Forensic Science and Law Program
Duquesne University
309 Fisher Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Melinda McPherson
Associate Professor, Physical and Biological Sciences
Columbia College
1001 Rogers Street
Columbia, MO 65216

Catherine G. Rushton, MSFS, EdD
Director, Forensic Science Program
Assistant Professor
Marshall University
1401 Forensic Science Drive
Huntington, WV 25701