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Professor James (Jim) Jabbour joined the Department of Science and Mathematics in fall 2018. Prior to joining Curry, Jim served as Chair of the Forensic Science Program and Training Center at Mount Ida College. He retired as a police inspector in 2007 following a 30-year law enforcement career which began with the Air Force at age 20 then ending with the Connecticut State Police and Chief State’s Attorney’s Office.
Jim holds a Master of Science Degree in Forensic Science with a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Investigations from the University of New Haven in Connecticut. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate at Mount Ida College’s final commencement in May 2018. He is a former member of state and national task forces, has been involved in higher education for over 18 years, teaches courses/seminars, and consults in forensic sciences, criminal investigations, and emergency management practices.
Jim specializes in reconstruction and interpretation of crime scene evidence, blood spatter recognition, and interview and interrogation practices. He is an Education Commissioner with the American College of Forensic Examiners and has participated in television episodes for Discovery Channel, Snapped, and Global Media Comm.