Jeri Ropero-Miller appointed vice president of American Academy of Forensic Sciences

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – Jeri Ropero-Miller, Ph.D., principal investigator and director at RTI International, has been appointed as vice president of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

Ropero-Miller was voted in to her position as vice president at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences' 68th Annual Scientific Meeting. Her term as vice president will last one year, during which she will serve as Chair of the Membership Committee in addition to her other duties. Previously, Ropero-Miller held a three-year term on the Academy's Board of Directors.

The Academy is the world's most prestigious forensic science organization and boasts more than 7,000 members worldwide. The objective of the Academy is to promote education and elevate accuracy, precision, and specificity in the forensic sciences.

Ropero-Miller has more than 20 years of experience conducting research, training, technology transfer, and evaluations in forensic science and criminal justice. Her current projects include the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence, the National Laboratory Certification Program, and the National Forensic Laboratory Information System.

Ropero-Miller serves on the American Board of Forensic Toxicology. She is also the executive secretary of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Organization of Scientific Area Committees in addition to the Chemistry/Instrumental Analysis Scientific Area Committee. Ropero Miller serves on the executive committee for the Scientific Working Group for Forensic Toxicology, and is a member of several organizations, including the Society of Forensic Toxicologists, the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists, and the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors.

Ropero-Miller holds a doctorate in forensic toxicology from the University of Florida College of Medicine, and a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Wesleyan College. 

Highlights

  • Jeri Ropero-Miller, Ph.D., principal investigator and director at RTI, has been appointed as Vice President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences
  • Ropero-Miller has more than 20 years of experience conducting research, training, technology transfer, and evaluations in forensic science and criminal justice