Timothy Palmbach, J.D.

Timothy Palmbach Headshot
Professor Emeritus

Forensic Science Department
Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences

J.D., University of Connecticut, 1998
M.S., University of New Haven, 1985
B.S., University of New Haven, 1982

About Timothy

Professor Palmbach is executive director of the University of New Haven’s Center for Forensic Investigations of Trafficking in Persons and a fellow and instructor with the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science. He served 22 years with the State of Connecticut's Department of Public Safety, retiring as a Major in charge of the Division of Scientific Services. His research interests involve the applications and development of new technologies for crime scene analysis. He is actively engaged in criminal cases throughout the United States as an expert witness in the area of crime scene reconstruction.

Courses Taught
  • FOR 215 Introduction to Forensic Science
  • FOR 415 Crime Scene Investigation
  • FOR 416 Seminar in Forensic Science
  • FOR 616 Advanced Crime Scene Investigation
  • FOR 654 Physical Analysis in Forensic Science

News and In the Media

In the Media

Oxygen: Alex Murdaugh Found Guilty Of Murdering Wife, Son

Tim Palmbach, adjunct faculty of forensic science, testifying in the double murder trial of Alex Murdaugh, theorized that two shooters were involved in the killings, as two different weapons were used, making it "structurally difficult" for one assailant to kill the wife and son.

University News

University Ranked Best in the Country to Study Forensic Science

Universities.com rated the University of New Haven in its 2021 ranking of the top colleges in the United States to pursue a degree in forensic science, lauding the unique and innovative hands-on learning opportunities and faculty with industry experience who continue to make an important impact in the field.