Kristin Gerber

Kristin Gerber
Professorial Lecturer
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Ms. Kristin Gerber received her Master’s Degree in Forensic Science from GWU in 1998 and has been an adjunct professor teaching the Firearms and Toolmark Identification class since 2009. 

She has been working for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for 15 years. Ms. Gerber began her career as a Special Agent and then transferred to the National Laboratory Center as a Firearms & Toolmark Examiner 12 years ago.  She is qualified in several sub-disciplines, including bullet and cartridge case examinations, serial number restoration, toolmark identification, and gunshot residue for distance determination.  Ms. Gerber has worked on several high profile cases, including the DC Sniper and VA Tech shooting cases.

Professor Gerber is a distinguished member of Association of Firearms and Toolmark Examiners (AFTE) and holds a certification in the subject area of Firearm Identification.  She has also published numerous articles on Firearms and Toolmark related topics in the AFTE Journal and received the Key Member of the Year award in 2010 for her significant contributions to the journal.

Professor Gerber routinely lectures and instructs for numerous State, Federal and International Law Enforcement Agencies on the various sub-disciplines related to Firearms Identification.  She has also been instructor for the National Firearms Examiners Academy (NFEA) in the areas of Test Firing for Operability and Examination and Serial Number Restoration for the last 10 years.


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