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UNH’s Peter Massey Named Among Best Forensic Science Professors in Nation

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12/23/2013 9:00 AM

December 23, 2014

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Update 2/4/14: Read what alumni and students say about Massey in UNHToday

WEST HAVEN, CONN. --- A blog put out by Forensics names Peter Massey, a lecturer in forensic science at the University of New Haven’s Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, one of the 15 best in the country.

“Crime scene investigators have an impact out in the field,” said Barry Franklin, chief editor and owner of  “The crime scene investigator professors on our list of the top 15 come from a variety of backgrounds with many, but not all, having extensive service in law enforcement or for a police agency.”

Massey worked for 20 years as a police officer with the Hamden, Conn., Department of Police Services, where he received many commendations.  He investigated crime scenes ranging from assaults to robberies to suspicious deaths. After his retirement, he became the training coordinator for the National Crime Scene Training and Technology Center at the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science, based at UNH.

“Peter Massey is greatly admired by his students,” said Mario Gaboury, dean of the Lee College. “They benefit from his extensive experience, his excellent teaching skills, and his personal concern for them.”

Massey is a member of several professional organizations, has traveled extensively to give talks, and acts as an expert witness. He is working on a doctoral degree in criminal justice at UNH.

Two others on the list of the top 15 have UNH ties. Kim Duddy, who received an M.S. in forensic science from UNH in 1988, works with the Southern Police Institute at the University of Louisville teaching law enforcement professionals about homicide investigations. And Marilyn Miller, of Virginia Commonwealth University, worked in law enforcement agencies in Florida, North Carolina and Pennsylvania and is a former member of the UNH faculty.

The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960. The University operates a satellite campus in Tuscany, Italy, and a graduate business campus in Orange, Conn. and offers programs at several locations throughout Connecticut and in New Mexico. UNH provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities. The University enrolls approximately 6,400 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and College of Lifelong & eLearning, UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 50 study abroad programs worldwide, and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.