CSI: Crime Scene Insects

Curator

Goff

Dr. M. Lee Goff

Dr. M. Lee Goff , Professor, Forensic Sciences, and director of the Chaminade Forensic Sciences program, received his B.S. in Zoology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1966, M.S. in Biology from California State University, Long Beach in 1974, and Ph.D. in Entomology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1977. He was Professor of Entomology at University of Hawaii at Manoa from 1983 until 2001. He then moved to Chaminade University of Honolulu as Director of the Forensic Sciences Program. Dr. Goff has been involved in forensic entomology for a period of over 25 years. He is currently a consultant in forensic entomology for the Office of the Medical Examiner, City and County of Honolulu. Dr. Goff is one of only fifteen forensic entomologists certified by the American Board of Forensic Entomology. He also serves as a consultant for the CBS crime dramas CSI and CSI: Miami.

Additionally Dr. Goff has served as a member of the instructional staff for the FBI academy course in Detection and Recovery of Human Remains taught at Quantico, Virginia, and, as a result of his involvement in the recovery efforts at the World Trade Center, was invited to teach portions of the FBI's Terrorism and Mass Disaster Response course. He has published over 200 papers in scientific journals, authored the popular book, A Fly for the Prosecution, and participated in over 300 homicide investigations, consulting on cases worldwide.