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John Stephen Morgan

Senior Director, Center for Forensic Sciences, RTI International

Dr. Morgan is internationally recognized for his work in forensics, body armor, special operations technology, and predictive policing. He directs and develops forensic science research, training, and quality assurance programs, including the National Institute of Justice Forensic Technology Center of Excellence and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Laboratory Certification Program.

Currently, he is responsible for management, business development, and strategic planning to maintain and grow our programs in forensic science and related areas of education, policing, homeland security, defense, and international capacity building.

Previously, Dr. Morgan was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates and Congressional Science Fellow of the American Physical Society. He has served in the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Defense as a senior executive managing programs that encompass scientific research, public safety, military technology, special operations, information systems, and standards. He received the 2007 Service to America Medal for his work to improve the nation’s capacity to conduct DNA analysis.

Recent Publications

  • Ropero Miller, J., Morgan, J., & Bell, S. (2015). In Brief: Organic Gunshot Residue Analysis for Potential Shooter Determination. National Institute of Justice.
  • J.S. Morgan, “Practice and Pitfalls of Science Advising in the Government,” Forum on Physics and Society, July 2013.
  • J. S. Morgan, “USASOC/UNC Human Doman Workshop,” US Special Operations Museum, November 2012.
  • J. S, Morgan, US Army Special Operations Command Science and Technology Needs,” Soldier Equipment & Technology Expo & Conference, August 2012
  • J. S. Morgan, “US Army Special Operations Command,” Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, January 2012.
  • J. S. Morgan, “US Army Special Operations Command Technology Challenges,” Joint Missions Conference, Crane, IN,30 August 2011.
  • J. Reidenberg and J. S. Morgan, “Privacy and Public Safety in a Surveillance Society,” Specialist Session, Public Services Summit 2009, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Countering Improvised Explosive Devices, Conference of the Interagency Council on Applied Homeland Security Technology, December 2009.
  • J. S. Morgan, “The Future of Prediction in Criminal Justice: Defining Terms & Introducing Issues,” First Department of Justice Predictive Policing Symposium, Los Angeles, CA, November 2009.
  • J. S. Morgan,”Supporting the Effort to Exonerate the Wrongfully Convicted,” The Police Chief, vol. LXXVI, no. 4, April 2009.

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