Graduate Advisors

The program assigns each enrolled student a graduate advisor from the Academic Senate members in the Forensic Science Graduate Group. Graduate advisors are responsible for reviewing and approving each program of study for every graduate student each quarter, acting on all petitions and making recommendations for the composition of thesis committees.

A current list of graduate academic advisors, their home departments and contact information is below.

Academic Advisors
Name Phone
Cassandra Calloway
Advisor: General
Forensic Science
Advisor Term: 09/01/2016 to 08/31/2018
(530) 747-3911
Christyann Darwent
Advisor: General
Anthropology
Advisor Term: 09/01/2017 to 08/31/2019
Ruth Dickover
Advisor: General
Forensic Science
Advisor Term: 09/01/2017 to 08/31/2019
(530) 747-3913
Carrie Finno
Advisor: General
Forensic Science
Advisor Term: 09/01/2017 to 08/31/2019
(530) 752-2739
You-Lo Hsieh
Advisor: General
Textiles & Clothing
Advisor Term: 09/01/2017 to 08/31/2019
(530) 752-0843
Robert Kimsey
Advisor: General
Entomology
Advisor Term: 09/01/2015 to 08/31/2017
(530) 752-1597
Donald Land
Advisor: General
Chemistry
Advisor Term: 09/01/2017 to 08/31/2019
(530) 752-5260
Robert Poppenga
Advisor: General
Molecular Bioscience
Advisor Term: 09/01/2016 to 08/31/2018
(530) 752-8125
Bahram Ravani
Advisor: General
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Advisor Term: 09/01/2017 to 08/31/2019
(530) 754-6130
Moshe Rosenberg
Advisor: General
Food Science & Technology
Advisor Term: 09/01/2017 to 08/31/2019
(530) 752-4682
Benjamin Sacks
Advisor: General
Veterinary Genetics
Advisor Term: 09/01/2017 to 08/31/2019
(530) 754-9088
Mark Statham
Advisor: General
Veterinary Genetics
Advisor Term: 09/01/2017 to 08/31/2019
(530) 754-7932
Bart Weimer
Advisor: General
Veterinary Medicine: Population Health and Reproduction
Advisor Term: 09/01/2017 to 08/31/2019
(530) 752-6426
Matthew Wood
Advisor: General
Environmental Toxicology
Advisor Term: 09/01/2017 to 08/31/2019
(530) 754-2271

The Forensic Science Graduate Program recognizes that the mentoring of graduate students is an integral component of the graduate experience. To outline the roles of graduate advisers and graduate students, the program has adopted the Mentoring Guidelines developed by the UC Davis Graduate Council, available below.

Graduate Council Mentoring Guidelines