Technical Advisory Group


Dr. Bobby L. Wilson is a distinguished professor, scientist, and administrator. He has been employed at Texas Southern University since 1976 in various positions, from assistant professor to acting president. Currently, Dr. Wilson is the L. Lloyd Woods Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Shell Oil endowed chaired professor of environmental toxicology. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Alabama State University. In addition, he holds a master’s from Southern University and his doctorate from Michigan State University, both in chemistry.


Darrell L. Davis is president of the for-profit Committee for Action Programs Services – Analytical Training Laboratory and executive director of the nonprofit STEMversity, both of which promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education with an emphasis on forensic science. Mr. Davis is an advocate for STEM education for underrepresented students and professionals. He is a former laboratory director and supervisory chemist for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s south-central and northeast regional laboratories. He retired as laboratory director at the DEA Office of Forensic Sciences. His expertise includes drug forensic chemistry, evidence accountability, laboratory management and recruitment/outreach training. He is a graduate of Prairie View A&M University.


John Lentini is one of the few people who was certified to conduct both fire scene investigations and fire debris analysis. Mr. Lentini, currently an independent consultant, is nationally renowned in the forensic community for his knowledge of fire investigation science. He has conducted more than 2,000 on-scene investigations. Mr. Lentini has long been a proponent of standards for fire and other forensic investigations. He is a member of several national fire investigation technical committees and has served three terms as chairman of the ASTM Committee on Forensic Science. Mr. Lentini also has served as chairman of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) criminalistics section. In 2015, Mr. Lentini received the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) Person of the Year Award in recognition of his work to advance the fire investigation profession and help prevent or reverse miscarriages of justice in arson cases. So far, he has helped nineteen wrongly convicted people win their release from prison.


Michele Triplett is the forensic operation manager/quality manager for the King County Regional Automated Fingerprint Identification System Program in Seattle, WA. She is a certified latent print examiner and holds a bachelor’s in mathematics and statistical analysis. She has been employed in the friction ridge identification discipline since 1991 and is actively involved with several organizations, committees, and educational events. She currently serves as the International Association for Identification’s Certification Programs director and the Academy Standards Board Friction Ridge Consensus Body secretary. In addition, Ms. Triplett teaches classes on scientific principles, has developed a method for measuring the complexity of pattern evidence comparisons, and authored the ‘Fingerprint Dictionary.’