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Criminal Justice Professionals
Cindy Crosby is an investigator and representative of Crosby Investigations based in Texas. As a full service in Dallas, TX private investigation firm Crosby Investigations diligently serves individuals, businesses and legal firms worldwide. The owner and chief investigator of Crosby Investigations, Jack Crosby, is a former FBI agent with vast experience and worldwide connections.
Private investigator and founder of APEX Surveillance and Investigations
Ty “the Spy” Larkin is an experienced licensed private investigator who formed APEX Surveillance and Investigations, based in St. Petersburg, Florida, following her service in the U.S. Military. APEX Surveillance and Investigations are members in good standing of the Florida Association of Licensed Investigators (FALI), the Florida Association of Private Investigators (FAPI), United States Association of Professional Investigators (USAPI) and the National Association of Investigative Specialists (NAIS). Ty is a dedicated investigator who, with the help of her staff, will always ensure that they exceed their client’s expectations.
Oregon-based private investigator and Regional Coordinator for the Oregon Association of Licensed Investigators
Mark Ososke is a licensed investigator and owner/partner of PI Services LLC based in Beaverton, OR. Mark has been conducting private investigations and process serving in Oregon since 1988. Ten years later, in 1998, the State of Oregon began licensing and regulating Private Investigators and his team then started PI Services. Each member of Mark’s staff has a minimum of 10 years’ experience. On a personal note, Mark was raised in Portland Oregon. Mark enjoys spending time with his family and friends as well as mountain biking, skiing, camping, playing basketball, golfing, watching Trail Blazer & Seahawk games and volunteering with NW Trail Alliance.
CMECI, CA, Private Investigator
John Morse is the owner of Morse Investigations Services based in Henrico County, Virginia. Mr. Morse is also the former executive director of the Private Investigators Association of Virginia. Additionally, Mr. Morse is a certified missing & exploited child investigator for the state, with extensive experience in many different specialties within the independent investigation field. Morse Investigations Services has proudly been voted Virginia’s Best Investigator 6 years in a row (as of 2022) with a variety of offered services from domestic investigation services to basic surveillance services.
Lead Investigator and Founder of Aces Private Investigations
ACES is a professional private investigation company in Houston that provides a full range of security and investigation for Houston and the surrounding areas. ACES private investigations of Houston also offers covert or undercover surveillance that will help uncover any suspicious activities that you may have noticed or suspected, whether it be personal or business related.
Lisa Morano, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology & Microbiology,
Director of Center for Urban Agriculture and Sustainability
Dr. Morano is currently the Director for the Center for Urban Agriculture and Sustainability (CUAS) that has a mission to create and support sustainable neighborhoods throughout Houston by engaging UHD and the external community in teaching, research and professional development and promoting best practices in business, technology, science and engagement. The CUAS collaborates with the Texas AgriLife Extension, the Gulf Coast Texas Master Naturalists, local companies and urban farms and non-profits. The CUAS also oversees capstone projects in sustainability, hands-on experiential projects in science and technology, and the EcoReps program.
Dr. Morano’s research focuses on aspects of environmental microbiology including pathogens of grapevines and the friendly bacteria found inside plants called endophytes. She is also passionate about sustainable agriculture and urban agricultural systems and supports student projects in renewable energy, water conservation and mushroom production.
Breann Martin, Psy.D.
Licensed psychologist and certified forensic evaluator
Breann N. Martin, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist and certified forensic evaluator in Oregon. Dr. Martin has experience working in a variety of clinical and forensic settings providing psychological and forensic evaluation services. She has worked in crisis intervention, outpatient, and institutional settings and with clients who have a history of severe and persistent mental disorder and/or criminal offenses. Since 2015, Dr. Martin has been employed at Oregon State Hospital (OSH) as a clinical psychologist where she serves on OSH’s Risk Review (a privileging body), completes various formal risk assessments, and supervises psychology trainees and interns. In this role, she is also an active member of several committees, including the Risk Assessment Committee, Psychology Peer Review Committee, and Medical and Allied Health Professional Staff (MAHPS) Committee. Dr. Martin founded Western Clinical & Forensic Services in 2017 where she completes psychological and forensic evaluations, including those related to areas of competency (e.g., adjudicative, testimonial capacity, Miranda waiver), criminal responsibility, sentencing, risk assessment (i.e., violence, psychosexual, stalking, fire setting), eyewitness testimony, false confessions, and psychological autopsy.
Cody W. Telep
Associate Professor and Associate Director, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ
Cody Telep is an Associate Professor and Associate Director in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. He previously worked as a research associate at the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy at George Mason University. His research focuses on synthesizing research to assess what works in policing; partnering with agencies to examine the impact of police practices on crime, disorder and citizen perceptions of legitimacy; and examining and increasing receptivity to research and evidence-based practice in policing.
Principal Lecturer and Criminal Justice Lead, Regent University
Special Agent, Homeland Security Investigations
Ghani Iqbal is a special agent with Homeland Security Investigations, which is the main investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security. It is the second largest investigative agency in the country, second only to the FBI. Previously, he was a federal probation officer. He is founder of the website specialagents.org
Joe graduated from the University of Houston–Downtown with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. He also attended the University of Baltimore Law School on a partial scholarship before choosing to pursue writing full time.
He has worked as a contributing sports writer for Fansided (NBA websites: AirAlamo.com & SpaceCityScoop.com for the San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets), as a contributing writer for My Table Magazine, a Public Relations assistant at Fitzgeralds and White Oak Music Hall in Houston, TX, and as a reporter for The Facts newspaper covering all of the Brazoria Counties in Texas.
He also worked as a web content writer for 8020 Media/TuningPro.Co, which specialized in technical articles on various car makes, models, upgrades, and repairs.
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Hailey Hudson is a full-time freelance writer and content marketer based in Atlanta, Georgia. She focuses on the healthcare, digital marketing, education, and pet industries; clients include Healthline, BEE by MailUp, Barnes & Noble Education, Chewy, and many more. In her spare time, Hailey writes YA novels, sings musical theatre, and does advocacy and ministry work in the chronic illness and disability field.
Karen S. Hanson
Karen S. Hanson writes about education, culture, technology, real estate, home improvement, and health. As a journalist, she has worked as a newspaper reporter, editor, blogger, and content writer. She is the author of a book about the Chicago blues. A former college professor, she has a PhD in humanities and teaches online part-time. She is passionate about understanding how people live, work, play, connect with one another, and form communities. A Chicago area native, Hanson spends winters in Florida.
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Mary Jane Grenzow is a freelance writer and editor based in her home state of Wisconsin. After graduating from University of Wisconsin-Madison, she worked as a newspaper reporter and editor for more than 25 years and taught college-level writing and communications courses. As a freelance writer and editor, she has covered a wide variety of topics, including education, finance, and home and lifestyles. She and her husband have three daughters, two cats, and one dog. She enjoys spending free time with her family, reading, summer afternoons on a lake, and watching documentaries.