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Michael J. Hochrein

Adjunct Professor, Justice, Law and Security

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE:

  • Adjunct Professor, La Roche University, Department of Justice, Law, and Security 
  • Consultant and Instructor, HD Forensics, LLC, Erie, Pennsylvania 
  • Guest Instructor, Pennsylvania State Police Camp Cadet Program, 2003-present
  • Instructor: Annual Short Course into Field and Laboratory Methods, Location, Recovery and Interpretation of Human Remains from Outdoor Context, Mercyhurst University, 1994-present

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, Cum Laude, University of Pittsburgh, 1982
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh, 1983-1985
  • Teaching Fellow, Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh, 1985-1986
  • Teaching Assistant, Administration of Justice Department, University of Pittsburgh, 1986-1988
  • Intern, Allegheny County Police Department, University of Pittsburgh, Master of Arts Program, Administration of Justice Department, 1987
  • Numerous Forensic Science Training Courses, 1988-present

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY:

  • September 12, 1988 – December 31, 2017, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Evidence Response Team Member, 1993-2017
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Adjunct Faculty, 1994-2017
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation International Trainer, 1999-2017
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Deployments to Turkey, Yemen, Bahrain, Iraq, Afghanistan, Jordan, Tunisia, Cuba, Thailand, Philippines, Botswana, Kenya, Macedonia, and Hungary

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Member, American Academy of Forensic Sciences
  • Member, International Association of Identification
  • Member, International Homicide Investigator’s Association
  • Past Member, Society for Archaeological Sciences
  • Past Member, Society for American Archaeology

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Peer reviewed and published research in the following:
  • Journal of Forensic Identification
  • 2019, Moran and Gold, editors, Forensic Archaeology: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Springer Nature
  • 2014, Adams and Byrd, editors, Commingled Human Remains: Methods, Recovery, Analysis and Identification, Academic Press/Elsevier
  • 2012, Dirkmaat, editor, A Companion to Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology, Wiley-Blackwell
  • 2012, Doran, editor, Federal Bureau of Investigation Evidence Response Team Reference Guide, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • 2009, Blau and Ubelaker, editors, Handbook of Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology, Left Coast Press
  • 2002, Haglund and Sorg, editors, Modern Methods in Forensic Taphonomy. CRC Press
  • 1997, Stimson and Mertz, editors, Forensic Dentistry, CRC Press

COURSES TAUGHT: 

  • CRIM3040 Crime Scene Investigation & Forensics
  • CRIM3041 Criminalistics

JOINED LA ROCHE:

january 08, 2018