John M. Collins
Forensic Science Executive
Forensic Science Executive
About John M. John Collins is the managing editor and contributor of Forensic Science Executive, a publication dedicated to informing the leaders and decision-makers of the forensic science profession. John is the author of two text-books, HR Management in the Forensic Science Laboratory (Academic Press, 2018) and Crime Lab Report (Academic Press, 2019). He is also an internationally distinguished expert on forensic science and scientific evidence. As a 20-year veteran of forensic science, John has practiced as a scientist in federal, state, and local crime laboratories. John is an avid speaker, teacher, and writer on a variety of forensic science issues, particularly in the areas of crime laboratory management, quality assurance, and human resource management. Collins was a 1992 graduate of the storied forensic science program at Michigan State University where he was also a record-setting, 4-year varsity discus thrower for the Spartans' track & field squad. In 2006, he completed his masters degree in Organizational Management, and in 2009 earned the rigorous Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification through the Human Resource Certification Institute. In 2013, he received intensive training as a personal and executive coach through the College of Executive Coaching. Among the awards Collins has received are a special commendation from the Department of Treasury for his forensic work in the tragic serial bombings in Atlanta, which authorities learned were associated with the bombing of the 1996 Olympics in the same city. In 2002, Collins received the Steve Molnar Award from the Association of Firearm & Toolmark Examiners for outstanding contributions to the science of Firearm & Toolmark Identification. In 2013, the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors awarded Collins with the prestigious Briggs J. White Award, given annually to distinguished "ASCLD members in recognition of excellence through leadership in forensic science management."
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