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International Association for Identification

The International Association for Identification (IAI) is the largest

Missions

The International Association for Identification strives to be the primary professional association for those engaged in forensic identification, investigation, and scientific examination of physical evidence. To accomplish this mission, it has six goals:
  • Educate members about the most current information and research in forensic identification.
  • Affiliate people who are actively engaged in the profession of forensic identification, investigation, and scientific examination of physical evidence in an organized body. In this way, the profession may be standardized, as well as effectively and scientifically practiced.
  • Enlarge and improve the science of forensic identification and crime detection.
  • Encourage research in scientific crime detection.
  • Employ the collective wisdom of the profession to advance the scientific techniques of forensic identification and crime detection.

Presidents

  • Harry H. Caldwell, Oakland, CA (1915-1921)
  • A.J. Renoe, Leavenworth, KS (1921-1923)
  • Charles C. Carmody, Detroit, MI (1923-1925)
  • Dr. J. G. Duncan, Oklahoma City, OK (1925-1926)
  • Maurice B. O’Neal, New Orleans, LA (1926-1927)
  • William Robert Ellis, Houston, TX (1927-1928)
  • H.A. Thompson, Oklahoma City, OK (1928-1929)
  • James R. Wilkerson, Windsor, ON, Canada (1929-1930)
  • Harold W. Axtell, Denver, CO (1930-1931)
  • Edward A. Parker, Memphis, TN (1931-1932)
  • B.T. Andrews, St. Joseph, MO (1932-1933)
  • Edward F. Burke, Rochester, NY (1933-1934)
  • T.P. Sullivan, Chicago, IL (1934-1935)
  • William A. Toler, Richmond, VA (1935-1936)
  • Elias W. Hoagland, St. Louis, MO (1936-1937)
  • Arthur H. Muchow, Sioux Falls, SD (1937)
  • William C. Gordon, Kansas City, MO (1937-1938)
  • William E. Cashin, Bella Vista Village, AR (1938-1939)
  • W. Paul Whitley, Raleigh, NC (1939-1940)
  • Edward Lorrain, Montreal, QC, Canada (1940-1941)
  • Thomas A. Dwyer, Detroit, MI (1941-1942)
  • Marie Grott Morrissey, Indianapolis, IN (1942-1943)
  • Robert E. Moore, Detroit, MI (1943-1944)
  • J. Earl Scroggin, Little Rock, AR (1944-1945)
  • L. Clark Schilder, Arlington, VA (1945-1946)
  • Oscar J. Digert, Milwaukee, WI (1946-1947)
  • William A. Winfield, Rochester, NY (1947-1948)
  • R.W. Nebergall, Arnprior, ON, Canada (1948-1949)
  • Glen H. McLaughlin, Austin, TX (1949-1950)
  • Frank V. Chameroy, Hartford, CT (1950-1951)
  • George L. Beckvermit, Denver, CO (1951-1952)
  • Paul D. McCann, Albany, NY (1952-1953)
  • George A. Kanz, Salem, OR (1953-1954)
  • Lawrence A. Kelly, Charlotte, NC (1954-1955)
  • Daniel d’Andrieu, LaSalle, QC, Canada (1955-1956)
  • Eric Ekebom, Rockford, IL (1956-1957)
  • Robert M. Vollmer, Miami, FL (1957-1958)
  • Edward J. Moellering, Houston, TX (1958-1959)
  • Birk C. Harl, Evansville, IN (1959-1960)
  • James F. Shumate, Denver, CO (1960-1961)
  • Vincent B. Hurlbut, West Hartford, CT (1961-1962)
  • James E. Devery, Chicago, IL (1962-1963)
  • Walter G. Hoetzer, Utica, NY (1963-1964)
  • C. Lester Trotter, Treasure Island, FL (1964-1965)
  • Fred R. Rymer, Austin, TX (1965-1966)
  • John W. Tyler, Perry, FL (1966-1967)
  • Leslie W. Williams, New London, CT (1967-1968)
  • Albert W. Somerford, Hempstead, TX (1968-1969)
  • Bayne W. Linden, Sioux City, IA (1969-1970)
  • John D. Douthit, St. Paul, MN (1970-1971)
  • Jay R. Jensen, Denver, CO (1971-1972)
  • Owen W. Byers, Evansville, IN (1972-1973)
  • Farrell D. Babcock, East Grand Rapids, MI (1973-1974)
  • Joseph M. Wallace, Pittsburgh, PA (1974-1975)
  • George J. Fagan, Madison, CT (1975-1976)
  • Joseph J. Musial, Miami, FL (1976-1977)
  • Emery B. Morel, Springfield, LA (1977-1978)
  • Donald G. Mooney, Shanks, WV (1978-1979)
  • Ernest Jensen, Seattle, WA (1979-1980)
  • C. Stanley Kimball, Phoenix, AZ (1980-1981)
  • Richard L. Brunelle, Ormond Beach, FL (1981-1982)
  • Kay J. McClanahan, Columbia, SC (1982-1983)
  • John J. Spann, Jr., New Orleans, LA (1983-1984)
  • H. A. Albert, Austin, TX (1984-1985)
  • Robert T. Grant, Pensacola, FL (1985-1986)
  • Clarence E. Phillips, Dumfries, VA (1986-1987)
  • Douglas M. Monsoor, Ormond Beach, FL (1987-1988)
  • Charles J. Jacobs, Crawfordville, FL (1988-1989)
  • Charles A. Moss, Sr., Decatur, GA (1989-1990)
  • James T. Murray, Orlando, FL (1990-1991)
  • Robert E. Prouty, Sacramento, CA (1991-1992)
  • Curtis M. Shane, Brunswick, GA (1992-1993)
  • Joseph P. Polski, St. Paul, MN (1994)
  • Marilyn R. Nault, Seattle, WA (1995)
  • Danny Hasty, Chipley, FL (1996)
  • Ronald C. Jackson,Gloucester, ON, Canada (1997)
  • Charles P. Illsley, West Valley City, UT (1998)
  • James B. Gettemy, Tallahassee, FL (1999)
  • Ann D. Punter, Ontario, CA (1999-2000)
  • Robert C. Sanders, Wausau, WI (2000-2001)
  • Richard Fahy, Overland Park, KS (2001-2002)
  • Steve Nash, Petaluma, CA (2002-2003)
  • Janice M. Johnson, Pensacola, FL (2003-2004)
  • Robert B. Kennedy, Orleans, ON, Canada (2004-2005)
  • Joe M. Maberry, Dallas, TX (2005-2006)
  • Diana M. Castro, Whittier, CA (2006-2007)
  • Kenneth F. Martin, Boston, MA (2007-2008)
  • Robert J. Garrett, Mutuchen, NJ (2008-2009)
  • Vici K. Inlow, Reston, VA (2009-2010)
  • Philip Sanfilippo, Doral, FL (2010-2011)
  • R. Kevin Lawson, St. Louis, MO (2011-2012)
  • Deborah Leben, Washington, DC (2012-2013)
  • Lesley C. Hammer, Anchorage, AK (2013-2014)
  • Steven L. Johnson, Clarksburg, WV (2014-2015)

Awards

John A. Dondero Memorial Award

The award is presented to an Active Member of the Association, who have made "the most significant and valuable contribution in the area of identification and allied sciences during the calendar year immediately preceding each Annual Conference of the Association." The laureates are:

  • 1959- Hoover, J. Edgar; Washington, DC
  • 1960- Cashin, William E.; Albany, NY
  • 1969- Mooney, Donald G.; Washington, DC
  • 1970- Musial, Joseph; Miami, FL
  • 1972- Brunelle, Richard L.; Washing, DC
  • 1973- Nash, Ernest W.; East Lansing, MI
  • 1974- MacDonell, Herbert L.; Corning, NY
  • 1975- McCann, Paul; Albany, NY
  • 1976- Given, Bruce; Falls Church, VA
  • 1978- Johnson, Robert L.; Annandale, VA
  • 1980- Dalrymple, Brian E.; Toronto, Ontario
  • 1982- Hazen, Robert J. ; Quantico, VA
  • 1985- Kendall, Frank G.; Atlanta, GA
  • 1988- Domingo, Frank; New York, NY
  • 1989- Lee, Dr. Henry C.; Meriden, CT
  • 1997- Sampson, William C.; Miami, FL
  • 2001- Smith, Ron; Meridian, MS
  • 2002- Taylor, Karen T.; Austin, TX
  • 2004- Masters, Nancy E.; St. Helen's, OR
  • 2006- Bodziak, William J.; Palm Coast, FL
  • 2007- Meagher, Stephen B.; Quantico, VA
  • 2008- Ashbaugh, David; British Columbia, Canada
  • 2013- McRoberts, Alan; Temecula, California
  • 2014- Margot, Pierre; Lausanne, Switzerland

Good of the Association Award

This award recognize an individual who, "in the opinion and judgment of the IAI's Board of Directors, is deemed to have made an "outstanding contribution to the Association." The laureates are:

  • 1987- Nielson, John P.
  • 1988- Bonebrake, George
  • 1989- Fiorenza, Tom
  • 1990- Saviers, Kathleen D.
  • 1991- Crooker, Rosella O.
  • 1993- Carrick, Michael F.; Grieve, Rhoda M. and Murray, James T.
  • 1994- Gettemy, James B. and Neuner, John K.
  • 1995- Grieve, David L.; Hahn, Timothy F. and Stryker, Henry
  • 1996- Martin, Charles E. and Sanders, Robert C., III
  • 1997- Carrick, Michael F.; Fiorenza, Tom; Murray, Candy; Shane, Curtis M. and Shane, Mathea
  • 1998- Douthit, John D. and Hamm, Ernest D.
  • 1999- FBI, Laboratory Division; Illsley, Charles P. and Ostermeyer, Donald C.
  • 2000- Chapman, Carey
  • 2001- Ashbaugh, David; German, Edward R.; Meagher, Steven B. and Punter, Ann D.
  • 2002- Murray, Candy; Polski, Joseph P. and Smith, Norman R.
  • 2004- Nash, Steven
  • 2005- Parkinson, Gregory A.
  • 2006- Garrett, Robert J.
  • 2008- Leben, Debbie
  • 2009- Brown, King C.; Watkins, Dawn
  • 2010- Honeycutt, Dennis
  • 2011- Martin, Kenneth
  • 2012- Inlow, Vici
  • 2014- Hicklin, Austin

Distinguished members

Distinguished membership may be conferred only on a Member by a majority vote of the I.A.I. Board of Directors in recognition of the Member's superior efforts in the furtherance of the aims and purposes of the I.A.I. A Distinguished Member retains all the rights, privileges, and obligations of the class of membership he or she held prior to being designated as a Distinguished Member.

  • 1987 - Bonebrake, George J.
  • 1987 - Hamilton, James L.
  • 1987 - Leadbetter, Martin J.
  • 1987 - Lee, Henry
  • 1987 - Monsoor, Douglas M.
  • 1987 - Phillips, Clarence E.
  • 1988 - Berg, Stanton O.
  • 1988 - Nielson, John P.
  • 1988 - Smith, Norman R.
  • 1989 - Grieve, David L.
  • 1989 - Hamm, Ernest D.
  • 1989 - Jungbluth, William O.
  • 1989 - Moore, Raymond T.
  • 1989 - Morgan, Marvin L.
  • 1989 - Olson, Robert D. Sr
  • 1989 - Saviers, Kathleen D.
  • 1990 - Watling, William J.
  • 1990 - Wertheim, Pat A.
  • 1991 - Ashbaugh, David R.
  • 1992 - Sahs, Paul T.
  • 1993 - Carrick, Michael F.
  • 1994 - Chapman, Carey L.
  • 1994 - Koenig, Bruce E.
  • 1995 - Hall, Richard F.
  • 1995 - Masters, Nancy E.
  • 1995 - Sampson, William C.
  • 1996 - Timothy F. Hahn
  • 1996 - Hilderbrand, Dwane S.
  • 1997 - Shonberger, M. Frank
  • 1998 - Olenik, John
  • 1998 - Vernon, Wesley
  • 1999 - Fahy, Richard E. M.
  • 2001 - Wertheim, Kasey
  • 2004 - Czarnecki, Eugene R.
  • 2004 - Hare, Karen R.
  • 2004 - Maceo, Alice
  • 2004 - Parkinson, Gregory A.
  • 2005 - Vanderkolk, John R.
  • 2006 - Moore, Craig C.
  • 2006 - Stimac, Jon T.
  • 2007 - Black, John
  • 2007 - Byrd, Jon
  • 2007 - German, Edward R.
  • 2007 - Langenburg, Glenn
  • 2008 - Bevel, V. Thomas
  • 2008 - Bodziak, William J.
  • 2008 - Klasey, Darrell
  • 2008 - Onstwedder, John
  • 2008 - Ramotowski, Robert S.
  • 2009 - Cantu, Antonio
  • 2009 - Hammer, Lesley C.
  • 2009 - Leben, Deborah
  • 2009 - Perkins, Michael
  • 2009 - Polski, Joseph P.
  • 2010 - Knaap, Wade W.
  • 2010 - Martin, Kenneth F.
  • 2010 - Springer, Eliot
  • 2011 - Beaudoin, Alexandre
  • 2011 - Cooney, Lauren
  • 2011 - Dalrymple, Brian E.
  • 2011 - Triplett, Michelle
  • 2012 - Duncan, Christopher
  • 2014 - Laskowski, Gregory
  • 2014 - Johnson, G. Matt
  • 2014 - Sanfilippo, Philip
  • 2014 - Curtit, Jean

Training

There are four means of obtaining training through the IAI:

  • IAI Sponsored Training Opportunities
  • IAI Division Conferences
  • International Education Conference
  • Vendor/Supplier and Private Training

Certification boards

There are several certifying boards:

The International Association for Identification also participates in Scientific Working Groups (SWGs).

The organization's monthly publication is the Journal of Forensic Identification.

See also

References

  • The International Association for Identification at http://www.theiai.org

External links

  • Official website
  • Journal of Forensic Identification
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