Victor W. Weedn

Victor W. Weedn

Title:
Chair of Forensic Sciences
Office:
Lower Level, L12
Address: Somers Residence Hall
2100 Foxhall Road, NW
Washington, DC, 20007
Phone: 202-242-5758
Email:
vweedn@gwu.edu

Areas of Expertise

Professor Weedn is a forensic pathologist and attorney with prior academic and practitioner experience, most recently as a medical examiner in the Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, but he was also responsible for establishing the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory and a former state regional crime laboratory director.  He was an early pioneer in forensic PCR DNA testing and mtDNA analysis, was a named witness in the OJ Simpson trial, was involved in the identification of Czar Nicholas II, and was involved in generating evidence used in the Saddam Hussein trial, among other things.  He has published widely and is on the editorial boards of four forensic journals.  He has been active in the forensic sciences community and is the current Treasurer of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.  He hopes to build upon the existing program and increase the research effort.

Background

Chair of Forensic Sciences