Arcadia University Announces Dr. Karen Scott as Director and Associate Professor of Forensic Science

Glenside, PA—July 10, 2012—Arcadia University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Steve O. Michael has announced the appointment of Dr. Karen Scott as the Director and Associate Professor of Forensic Science at Arcadia University. 

“Arcadia is indeed proud to welcome Dr. Karen Scott to the Arcadia family,” says Michael. “Our vision is to have one of the leading globally oriented Forensic Science programs in the United States. With Dr. Scott's background from one of the most important programs in Europe, we are confident that we have the leadership to take the program to its next level of excellence. Dr. Scott comes with tremendous faculty experience and leadership, and I am excited about her energy and vision for the Forensic Science Program.”

Scott comes from the University of Glasgow in Scotland, where as Director of the MSc (Medical Science) in Forensic Toxicology she was involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students in forensic toxicology and other areas of forensic science. Her role as a forensic toxicologist encompasses review and interpretation of casework, preparation of statements and reports, and attendance in court as an expert witness. She also has a strong research background in forensic toxicology and is well published in this field. From 2000-07, Scott was a senior lecturer, program leader and consultant forensic toxicologist at Anglia Ruskin University, delivering a diverse range of teaching, research and program management.

“This new appointment is exciting and not just in terms of the leadership of the Forensic Science program, which produces graduates with knowledge and skills essential to the future of the pharmaceutical industry and the criminal justice system, but further confirmation that Arcadia’s reach is global and that our academic programs are recognized as being cutting edge around the world,” says President Carl (Tobey) Oxholm III. “We are confident in Karen’s expertise and energy that will best prepare our students for success and leadership in this important career of the future.”

About Arcadia University: Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad and international education. The 2011 Open Doors report ranks Arcadia University a top leader in the nation in undergraduate study abroad. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top regional universities in the North and as one of the top study abroad programs. U.S. News also ranks Arcadia’s Physical Therapy program among the top 15 in the nation. Arcadia’s Physician Assistant students score in the elite 4th percentile on national boards. Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and prosper in a diverse and dynamic world. (www.arcadia.edu)