The International Association  of Forensic Criminologists


 Board of Directors

Stan Crowder, PhD 
Past President, Board Member

Stan Crowder is a retired U.S. Army Military Police Colonel.  During his 35 years of military service, Stan held in numerous positions including:  MP Commander, Chief of Investigations for the Inspector General of Georgia, Counterdrug Coordinator, Battalion Commander, and Chief of Personnel.  He also served seven years as a civilian police officer.  He currently teaches in the Criminal Justice Program at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia, and has done so since 1999. In 2007 he was the recipient of the Betty Siegel teaching award.  Stan holds a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, as well as an MBA, and does expert consulting work on criminal investigations, administrative investigations, and police procedure. He is the immediate past President of The IAFC, and serves on The Board of Directors.


Stan is the co-author of Ethical Justice (2013 - Elsevier Science) and Forensic Investigations: An Introduction (2017 - Elsevier Science). He can be reached via email at:

Paul J. Ciolino, D-ABP
President, Board Member

Paul Ciolino is a life long resident of Chicago and was the first and only Homicide Investigation expert hired by 48 Hours and CBS News as an on air personality and expert. He has appeared in hundreds of news program on every major cable and television network in both the United States and Canada. His shows on CBS’s 48 Hours averaged 6.5 million viewers per episode.

He is also a seven year Army veteran sergeant who served in the combat arms and military police where was a member of the first civilian trained SWAT team. He was the lead homicide and mass molestation investigator for the State of Illinois’ Department of Children and Family services. He obtained over 200 written confessions in homicide and child related sexual assaults.


He is the President of the IAFC, and can be contacted via his website:

Jodi Freeman, MCrim, D-ABP
Board Member

Jodi Freeman holds an honors bachelor degree in health sciences from the University of Western Ontario, with a double major in health sciences and criminology. She also graduated from Bond University with a Masters Degree in Criminology. She Interned with Forensic Solutions, LLC from 2010-2015. In 2015, she was hired as a Contract Associate with Forensic Solutions, and continues to assist with research, casework, and training development.

Michael McGrath, MD
Past-President, Board Member

Michael McGrath is a Board Certified Forensic Psychiatrist, licensed in the State of New York. He is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY. He is also a past President of the ABP.


Dr. McGrath divides his time among forensic, research and teaching activities. His published areas of expertise include forensic psychiatry, criminal profiling, and false allegations. He has lectured on three continents and is a founding member of the Academy of Behavioral Profiling.


He can be contacted at:

Shawn Mikulay, PhD, D-ABP
Vice-President, Board Member

Shawn Mikulay is a Professor of Psychology at Elgin Community College in Elgin, Illinois. He teaches coursework in general, forensic, developmental, and experimental psychology, human sexuality, and criminal profiling. Dr. Mikulay has been with Elgin Community College since 1995.


Dr. Mikulay received his Doctorate of Philosophy in Psychology from Northern Illinois University (1998). He received his Master of Arts in Psychology (1995) and Master of Science in Industrial Management (1996). During graduate school, he taught as an adjunct instructor at Concordia University, Kishwaukee College, Waubonsee Community College, and Elgin Community College. He is currently the vice-president of the International Association of Forensic Criminologists.


Dr. Mikulay's areas of research and expertise include workplace deviance, forensic victimology, behavioral analysis, offender modus operandi, and offender signature behavior. His research has been published in Genetic, Social, & General Psychology Monographs, Educational & Psychological Measurement, and the  Journal of Organizational Behavior. 

He can be contacted at:

Ronald J. Miller, MS
Ethics Chair, Board Member

Ron Miller holds a Bachelors of Forensic Science from the University of California at Berkeley where he studied under Dr. Paul L. Kirk and Dr. John I. Thornton. He also holds a Masters in Public Service, a Masters in Clinical Mental Health, and is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. He loved "working the street" as a Police Officer and as a Crime Scene Investigator, Detective and EOD team member in the 70's and 80's in the San Francisco Bay Area. 


He left law enforcement due to a vision disorder and it was then that he sought his graduate education. He found himself continuing to work in the judicial arena doing mental health evaluations and treatment for the courts, critical incident debriefings for public safety and industry. Eventually he shifted his focus to felony investigations, specializing in homicides, death penalty mitigation investigations and post conviction appellate work in state and federal courts as a licensed private investigator in the Pacific Northwest. 

He currently works cold cases for Law Enforcement in The State of Washington. He can be contacted at:

Brent E. Turvey, PhD
Sec-Treas., Board Member

Brent E. Turvey is an internationally recognized author, forensic scientist and criminal profiler. His textbooks have been translated into multiple languages, and are used by law enforcement and educational institutions around the world. He is currently a full partner, Forensic Scientist, Criminal Profiler, and Instructor with Forensic Solutions, LLC

He is also The Director of The Forensic Criminology Institute, which provides certification training and post-graduate education to students and professionals throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia.


His resume can be found here: Brent E. Turvey, PhD

His Amazon Author's Page is here: Turvey / Amazon

He can be contacted via email at: