Deputy Chief with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office in Louisiana, where he oversees the Technical Services Bureau, which includes the Laboratory Services Davison, Communications Division, and Community Relations. He is a court qualified expert in firearm and tool mark examination, bloodstain pattern analysis, and crime scene reconstruction. He has testified in numerous criminal trials and in multiple jurisdictions. Additionally, Tim Scanlan is the Director of Forensic Science for the Criminal Justice Department of Loyola University of New Orleans, where he instructs courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Tim Scanlan is a member of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) Board of Directors and has taught Leadership Communication for the ASCLD Leadership Academy, since its inception in 2013. Tim Scanlan obtained a Master of Science in Forensic Science degree from Florida International University, where his graduate research focused on the corrosive effect of blood on projectiles. He presented the results of this extensive study at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences' Fifty-seventh meeting and at the International Forensic Science Symposium in Taipei, Taiwan. Tim Scanlan obtained his doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University with a specialization in Homeland Security Policy and Coordination. His dissertation was entitled "Influences of CSI Effect, Daubert Ruling, and NAS Report on Forensic Science Practices".