Department of Criminal Justice
Lawrence A. Presley is teaching in the Liberty University Criminal Justice department and has had a distinguished career in forensic science and law enforcement. Prior to the FBI, he worked for the Michigan State Police and Oakland County Sheriff’s Department as a crime laboratory scientist. He worked in the Trace Evidence Unit, and was one of the first Agents assigned to the DNA Analysis Unit. He later became Chief of the DNA Analysis Unit. Larry received a FBI commendation for his contribution to the successful investigation and prosecution of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. He then became the first Chief of the Laboratory Division Quality Assurance Unit, and was part of the FBI Laboratory’s first accreditation team. His final posting for the FBI was as the Supervisory Special Agent in the Laboratory Division Training Unit at Quantico, Virginia. He also spent six years as Director and Assistant Professor of the Graduate Forensic Science Program at Arcadia University. Larry is currently an Assistant essor in criminal justice at Liberty University. Larry has served as the President of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists, Chair of the Criminalistics Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Board member of the American Board of Criminalistics, Editorial Board member for Forensic Research and Criminology International Journal, and Accreditation Council member of the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation. Larry is a published author on numerous forensic topics and has spoken extensively to professional forensic organizations.