Consultant II, LEIC865.946.3234 | 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, #101, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Dan joined LEIC in 2014 and comes from Minnesota where he worked as a community service officer, sworn police officer and crime scene evidence officer from 2003-2014. While working full-time as a police officer Dan also worked as a Medicolegal Death Investigator for the Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner's Office and covered over 5 counties in and around the Twin Cities, Minnesota metropolitan area. Dan has extensive training in the field of forensic science, patrol operations/tactics, and crisis intervention. Dan is a member of the International Association for Identification (IAI), The International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts (IABPA), MN Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), and holds a Peace Officers license from the MN Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). While an Officer, Dan recieved awards for Distinguished Service (2013) and the Life Saving Award (2014).
Dan is the Past-President of the Minnesota Division of the International Association for Identification and currently serves on the International Association for Identification crime scene subcomittee. Dan was elected to the Tennessee IAI Board of Directors in late 2017 where he currently serves and continues to remain actively involved in the field of forensic science. Dan has a Bachelor of Science degree from Metropolitan State University and a Master's degree in Organizational Leadership from Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota. Dan authored a children's book aimed at introducing kids to forensic science and police officers without the need to display violence. The book is titled, Officer Dan Looks for Clues-An introduction to forensic science for kids.
Dan's role with the LEIC is to oversee the planning, development, resourcing, instruction and execution of the UT's National Forensic Academy (NFA), the NFA Collegiate course, and other crime scene investigative programs offered by the LEIC. Dan is also responsible for the development and managment of the NFA alumni organization including website, updates and bi-annual NFA retraining opportunities for Alumni; managing the budget for the associated programs and reporting of federal grants and contracts; support development of new and revised law enforcement curriculum, evaluation and assessment of courses, conferences and symposiums; and frequent contact with law enforcement, medical examiners, forensic subject matter experts, federal, state and local officials.
In August of 2016, Dan recieved the 'Collaboration of the Year' award from the Institute for Public Service. Dan shares this honor with his colleagues: Melanie Wolfenbarger, Dr. Bill Bass, Dr. Murray Marks, Dr. Arpad Vass, Dr. Kevin Hoyt, and Martin Schubert. This award was presented for their work to establish the Outdoor Forensic Training Center (OFTC) which has human remains on the surface and buried for law enforcement training to learn how to excavate a clandestine grave, collect entomological evidence, and study human decomposition.
Business Manager, LEIC(865) 946-3201 | 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Misty Bean joined the LEIC in 2008 as an Accounting Assistant to provide fiscal support for the center’s staff. She is responsible for all accounting duties related to the National Forensic Science Institute grants and its accounts receivable records, as well as the Regional Community Policing Institute (RCPI) grants involved with law enforcement and community training services.
Bean began her career at the University of Tennessee in October 2003 in Mail Services as a Senior Postal Clerk. Her duties there included mail sorting and delivery and processing of incoming and outgoing mail. She transferred to Graphic Arts Service in July 2005 as a Work Order Coordinator. Her duties there included entering job specifications and assisting customers with various printing decisions.
Specialist, LEIC865.947.3201 | 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Greg Coker Joined UT’s Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC) Team in April 2016 as a Training Coordinator for the numerous courses facilitated and conducted by the LEIC. Greg came to LEIC after a 26 year career with the Knoxville Police Department where he retired as a Lieutenant. During his police career, he served in the Criminal Investigations Division, the Patrol Division, and the Support Services Division. His leadership positions included assignments with supervisory responsibility over Patrol squads, Records, Crime Analysis, Technical Services, and the Organized Crime/Narcotics Unit. He served on special teams including the Special Operations Squad, the Search and Rescue Team, and the Mobile Field Force. Greg served on the Governor’s Counter Terrorism task force and taught in the area of Homeland Security. Greg also served as the department’s Primary Defensive Tactics Instructor and was a firearms instructor assisting with those curricula at the Knoxville Police Department’s Training Academy. Prior to beginning work with the police department in 1990, Greg served three years on active duty in the United States Army in the Military Police Corps. Continuing on to 26 years of combined service in the Army Reserve and National Guard, Greg also worked as a Nuclear/Biological/Chemical Specialist, a Civil Affairs Specialist, and a Cavalry Scout.
Greg is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute’s Administrative Officer’s Course. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Louisville and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Bethel University.
Administrative Support Assistant II, LEIC865.946.3201 | 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Amy Hall joined LEIC in January 2017. Prior to working at LEIC, she handled accounting for a local construction company; and she served as an administrative assistant for an engineering firm. While in college, she completed an internship at Lockheed Martin at the ORNL (X-10) facility in the Central Management Division. After graduation, she worked as an administrative assistant at ORNL (X-10) in the waste management remedial action division. Amy received an associate’s degree in applied science in the office system technology field from Pellissippi State Technical Community College.
Administrative Specialist I, LEIC865.946.3201 | 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Sharon Sexton joined the University of Tennessee Law Enforcement Innovation Center in March 2016 and works as the Administrative Specialist, supporting the Training Specialists. Prior to LEIC, Sharon worked as a subcontractor for the Department of Energy at the former K-25 Gaseous Diffusion Plant and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Sharon worked with the waste management division at DOE as an information specialist, and was responsible for processing and maintaining the transportation records associated with hazardous and radioactive waste shipments.
Specialist II, LEIC865.946.3201 | 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Chris is LEIC's Training Specialist and oversees various courses, including the U.S. Department of State’s international weapons of mass destruction segments as well as the TN Office of Criminal Justice Program's STOP domestic violence initiative. Chris also serves as an instructor for several of LEIC’s classes, including security and vulnerability, domestic violence, leadership, emergency management, active shooter response for businesses & corporations, and others as needed. Prior to joining LEIC, he was a sworn Officer for the Kingsport Police Department. He has also worked as a supervisor in the alternative energy field, building various wind energy sites in many regions across the country and internationally.
Chris is certified through the American Crime Prevention Institute as a Crime Prevention Specialist and a Security Assessment Specialist. He is also a Certified Practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator instrument (MBTI).
Chris is currently pursuing his Doctor of Education in leadership and professional practice. He has an MBA with a specialization in Human Resource Management from King University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from East Tennessee State University, and an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science from Northeast State Community College. He is an active member in the Smoky Mountain Chapter of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS International) and the TN Association of Chiefs of Police (TACP). He also serves on the TN Department of Education's Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security Industry Advisory Council.
Program Enrichment Manager, LEIC865.946.3201 | 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Jeff Lindsey joined UT’s Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC) Team in January 2016 as the Program Manager. In the Program Manager’s role he is responsible for ensuring all of the LEIC’s offerings, to include the National Forensic Academy, leadership, and specialty courses, are highly effective and relevant to the needs of law enforcement practitioners. Lindsey came to the LEIC after a 26 year career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. During his FBI career, he served in a variety of investigative, tactical, training, senior leadership, and program/project management assignments in the field, as well as within headquarters entities. He had been an active FBI-certified instructor in several areas throughout his career since 1990. Of note, Lindsey served as a Supervisor, Instructor, and Program Manager in the FBI Academy’s Physical Training and Firearms Training Units and the Leadership Development Institute. Prior to entering on duty with the FBI in 1989, Lindsey served as a Deputy Sheriff with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and as an Airborne-Ranger qualified Military Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Army.
In addition to being a graduate of several FBI leadership and executive development courses, Lindsey is a graduate of the U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff residence course and the U.S. Army War College Defense Strategy Course. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Carson – Newman College, a Master of Military Studies Degree from the Marine Corps University, and a Doctor of Philosophy of Education with a specialization in Organizational Leadership from Northcentral University. His dissertation research focused on the leadership development needs of rising law enforcement leaders.
Online Training Specialist, LEIC865.946.3219 | 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike Suite 101, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Emily Miller is a Curriculum Specialist with the LEIC. She joined the LEIC in June 2008. Miller hails from Chicago, Illinois and after completing her bachelor’s degree she relocated to south Florida, where she worked for the national leadership organization LeadAmerica as a Program Coordinator and Leadership Specialist. Miller co-developed LeadAmerica’s college-accredited personal development curriculum and facilitated experiential learning workshops to over 4,000 high school and college-aged students throughout the United States. During her graduate studies she was a Coordinator to the Women & Politics Institute's International Women as Leaders program at American University funded by a grant from the Library of Congress.
Miller has authored a number of successful grants for LEIC and conducts needs assessments as well as validations on all of LEIC's programs.
Miller graduated magna cum laude in both her B.A. and M.A. degrees. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from DePaul University in Secondary Education and English, and a master’s degree in International Training and Education from American University in Washington, DC. Her and her husband have three children - a set of boy/girl twins (Franklin and Elizabeth), and another daughter Caroline.
Training Specialist, LEIC865.946.3201 | 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Tim Schade Joined UT’s Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC) Team in August of 2017 as a Training Specialist with emphasis on the numerous courses facilitated and conducted by the LEIC and the National Forensic Academy (NFA). Tim came to LEIC with over 28 years of crime scene and forensic experience with the Knoxville Police Department. He is a Certified Latent Print Examiner through the IAI and has testified in numerous courts at various levels. He has also served on the Search and Rescue Team.
Tim has performed training for the Knoxville Police Academy and the Citizens Police Academy. He has also been a trainer for the NFA since 2001, taught DNA classes and train the trainer classes for DNA training. He also taught classes for LEIC in Forensic Applications to Bio-Terrorism, Forensic Training for the U.S. Air Force, Forensic Applications in Corrections, Crime Scene Management and Operations, Forensic Applications to Domestic Violence and Campus Sexual Assault, Forensic Photography, Latent Print Identification, and Latent Print Development.
Tim has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from San Diego State University, a Bachelor of Art Degree in Political Science from the University of Tennessee, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration also from the University of Tennessee.
Coordinator II, LEIC865.946.3235 | 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Melanie Wolfenbarger joined the University of Tennessee Law Enforcement Innovation Center in July 2014, to coordinate training for the National Forensic Academy. Prior to LEIC, Melanie held several positions with the university including: Accreditation Specialist for the University of Tennessee, Graduate School of Medicine and Assistant Director of Benefits & Retirement for the University of Tennessee System Human Resources.
Melanie holds a Bachelor of Art in Anthropology, a Master of Science in Human Resource Management, and is working towards a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.