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Joelyn M. Cornwell

Joelyn M. Cornwell

Joelyn M. Cornwell

Part-time Instructor


Forensic Science
120 Life Sciences Complex


A highly professional, dedicated and experienced Quality Manager for ASCLD/LAB, an ISO/IEC 17011 compliant accrediting body in the field of forensic science recognized by the Inter American Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC) since September 2008 and by the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) since April 2009. ASCLD/LAB is a signatory to both the IAAC Multi-lateral Recognition Arrangement and the ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement.

Expert knowledge and experience with use of the ISO/IEC 17025, ISO/IEC 19011, and ISO/IEC 17011 standards along with the IAAC/ILAC/IAF administrative, procedural, and guidance documents. Forensic Scientist (chemistry) with 26 years of practical experience in forensic laboratories, expert testimony, and strong technical writing skills.

Past member, chairperson and co-chairperson of the New York State – Quality Assurance Technical Working Group;
Past member and chairperson of the New York State – Drug Technical Working Group


Current Employment: Supervisor Forensic Services, Mid-Hudson Satellite Crime Laboratory, New York State Police

Previous Employment: Quality Manager, ASCLD/LAB, Onondaga County Center for Forensic Science; Westchester County Department of Laboratories and Research Forensic Laboratory; New York State Police Mid-Hudson Regional Crime Laboratory; Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences

Education: Michigan State University – B.S. Criminalistics

Certifications: Certified Technical Assessor to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 – ASCLD/LAB-International

Professional Organizations: American Society for Quality; Association of Forensic Quality Assurance Managers; ASTM