Christopher P. Montagna, MFS, MPA

Curriculum Vitae

Education
Forensic Disciplines
Certifications
Professional Affiliations
Additional Training
Awards
Seminars/Conferences Attended

Education

B. S. Laboratory Sciences - Springfield College
M. S. Forensic Science - University of New Haven
M.P.A. Public Administration - University of Maine

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Forensic Disciplines

Qualified as an expert witness in the analysis, identification and comparison of assorted classes of physical evidence, including, but not limited to: traditional serology, trace evidence (hair, fibers, and paint), controlled substances identification, crime scene/clandestine laboratory processing and general evidence collection and preservation. Qualified as an expert in U.S. Federal Court, Maine Superior Court, Maine District Court and U.S. Military Court.

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Certifications

Diplomate, American Board of Criminalistics, October 1995 to present

Certified Drug Chemist, State of Maine

Clandestine Laboratory Investigation/Safety, Drug Enforcement Agency, 1999

Certified Instructor, Maine Criminal Justice Academy, 1991

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Professional Affiliations

Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists Member, Offices held:

President-Elect from 2000 to 2001

President from 2001 to 2002

Past President from 2002 to 2003

Ethics Committee Chair from 2004 to 2005

American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) Member, 2007 to present

ASCLD-LAB Delegate Assembly Member, 2004 to present

ASTM Committee E30 of Forensic Sciences Member, 2003 to present

New England Crime Laboratory Directors (NECLD) Member, 1999 to present

American Academy of Forensic Sciences Provisional Member, 1989 to present

American Board of Criminalistics Re-certification Committee Member, 1999 to 2007

Maine Medico-Legal Society President, 2002 to 2004

Augusta Coalition Against Sexual Assault Board of Directors, 2000 to 2004

Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault's Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (S.A.N.E.) Program Advisory Board Member, 1999 to 2001

BI's Technical Working Group For Materials Examination (TWGMAT) Northeastern Regional Representative and Alternative Technologies Sub-Committee Chair, 1994 to 1998

L.D. 260: Development of Evidence Protocols and Standardization of Kits For Cases of Alleged Gross Sexual Assault in the State of Maine Committee Member, 1992

New England Seminar In Forensic Sciences Faculty Member, 1995 to 1997, 1999

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Additional Training

Performance Level Auditing hosted by the National Forensic Science Technology Center, Harrisburg, PA (2001)

Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Team at the DEA Academy (1999)

Drug Enforcement Administration's Forensic Chemist Seminar (1999)

Laboratory Quality Assurance Course at the FBI Academy (1998)

Infrared Spectroscopy I and II, Bowdoin College (1997)

Forensic Serology School, FBI Academy (1993)

Introduction to Hairs and Fibers School, FBI Academy (1990)

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Awards

Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault's "Make A Difference Award" (1998)

Special Award of Commendation Maine State Police (1995)

Nominated for Springfield College Young Alumnus/a Award (1995)

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Seminars/Conferences Attended

FBI's 37th Annual Crime Laboratory Development Symposium, Madison, WI (May 2009)

FBI's 36th Annual Crime Laboratory Development Symposium, St. Louis, MO (May 2008)

FBI's 34th Annual Crime Laboratory Development Symposium, Atlanta, GA (May 2006)

Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists Annual Meeting, Mystic, CT (October 2004)

Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists Annual Meeting, Pittsfield, MA (November 2003)

Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists Annual Meeting, Atlantic City, NJ (November 2002)

Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists Annual Meeting, Mt. Snow, VT (October 2001)

Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists Annual Meeting, Saratoga Springs, NY (October 2000)

Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists Annual Meeting, Hyannis, MA (October 1999)

Annual New England Seminar In Forensic Sciences, Colby College, Waterville, ME (August 1999)

Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists Annual Meeting, Newport, RI (November 1998)

Technical Working Group for Materials Analysis Semi-Annual Meeting, FBI Academy, Quantico (April 1998)

Technical Working Group for Materials Analysis Semi-Annual Meeting, FBI Academy, Quantico (November 1997)

Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists Annual Meeting, White Plains, NY (October 1997)

Annual New England Seminar In Forensic Sciences, Colby College, Waterville, ME (August 1997)

Technical Working Group for Material Analysis Semi-Annual Meeting, FBI Academy (April 1997)

Technical Working Group for Material Analysis Semi-Annual Meeting, FBI Academy, Quantico (November 1996)

Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists Annual Meeting, Pocono Manor, PA (October 1996)

Annual New England Seminar In Forensic Sciences, Colby College, Waterville, ME (August 1996)

An International Symposium on the Forensic Examination of Trace Evidence in Transition, San Antonio, TX (June 1996)

Technical Working Group for Material Analysis Semi-Annual Meeting, FBI Academy, Quantico (April 1996)

Technical Working Group for Material Analysis Semi-Annual Meeting, FBI Academy, Quantico (November 1995)

Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists Annual Meeting, Mystic CT (October 1995)

Technical Working Group for Material Analysis Semi-Annual Meeting, FBI Academy, Quantico (May 1995)

Technical Working Group for Material Analysis Semi-Annual Meeting, FBI Academy, Quantico (November 1994)

Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists Annual Meeting, New York, NY (October 1994)

Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists Annual Meeting, Springfield, MA (October 1993)

American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting, Boston, MA (February 1993)

Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists Annual Meeting, Albany, NY (October 1989)

Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists Annual Meeting, Mystic, CT (October 1988)

American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (February 1988)

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