Faculty in Forensic Science

Shari holding a puppy

Dr. Shari Forbes, PhD, BSc (Hons)
Forensic Science Program Chair
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Faculty of Science
Office: Room 220 Essex Hall
Telephone: (519) 253-3000 ext3492
Email: Shari.Forbes@uwindsor.ca

Dr. Sherah Vanlaerhoven

Dr. Sherah VanLaerhoven, BSc MPM PhD BCE D-ABFE
Professor (July 1, 2020)

Department of Integrative Biology
Faculty of Science
Chair - American Board of Forensic Entomology
Office: Room 23-A Biology Building
Telephone: (519) 253-3000 Ext: 2713
Email: vanlaerh@uwindsor.ca


Dr John Albanese, PhD, MSc, HBA
Associate Professor

Sociology. Anthropology and Criminology
Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Office: 256-1 CHS
Telephone: 519.253.3000 ext. 3973
Email: albanese@uwindsor.ca


Dr. Pardeep Jasra, PhD, MSc
Learning Specialist

Forensic Sciences, School of the Environment
Faculty of Science
Office: Room 218 Essex Hall
Telephone: (519) 253-3000 Ext: 4591
Email: Pardeep.Jasra@uwindsor.ca


Dr. Shashi K. Jasra, PhD, MSc
Learning Specialist, Academic Advisor
Forensic Sciences, Health and Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Science
Office: Room 222 Essex Hall
Telephone: (519) 253-3000 ext. 4583
Email: sjasra@uwindsor.ca

Professors of Practice

Mr. Gary Scoyne

Retired Provincial Constable
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Practice                                             
Faculty of Science – University of Windsor

Retired Identification Constable Scoyne spent 31 years in Policing, 26 of which years were as a Forensic Identification Specialist with the Chatham Police service and Ontario Provincial Police – Forensic Identification Services, Investigation and Support Bureau. As a Forensic Specialist, Retired P/C Scoyne is a graduate of Conestoga College and later completed professional courses at the Canadian Police College in Ottawa, at the Ontario Police College in Aylmer and with the Provincial Police Academy in Orillia. Throughout his career, his expertise and career experience has been called upon by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary to assist with investigation, the Ontario Police College and the Ontario Provincial Police where he is an invited guest lecturer in numerous Forensic and Homicide courses.

Mr. Scoyne is now an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Practice as a sessional instructor at the University of Windsor - Faculty of Science – Forensic Programs instructing in the Digital Forensic Photography Course; as well as an instructor at St. Clair College in the Police Foundations, Border Services and Protection, and Security and Investigations Programs.

An accomplished and well-respected Police Officer, he received the Ontario Provincial Police Commission’s Commendation and Ontario Provincial Police Accolade Award of Excellence – Investigation Team in appreciation of his leadership and investigation excellent demonstrated through a high-profile criminal investigation.

Mr. Steve Hubley

Retired Forensic Identification Officer 
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Practice                                              
Faculty of Science – University of Windsor 

Mr. Steve Hubley was born and raised in Toronto. In 1990 he joined the RCMP and was stationed in “E” Division (British Columbia). Steve and his family spent eight years in BC in two different communities. While with the RCMP he was exposed to numerous duties including General Duty, Highway Patrol and Criminal Detectives Office. In 1998 he moved his family back to Ontario and joined the newly amalgamated Chatham-Kent Police Service. Mr. Hubley was hired as a First Class Constable and completed two years in the uniform patrol division before transferring to the Forensic Identification Unit in December 2000. Mr. Hubley has attended several courses, conferences, and training in the field of Forensics. He has studied at the Ontario Police College, the Canadian Police College and numerous conference locations throughout the country.  

Mr. Hubley retired from policing in 2024 after almost 35 years of serving his community as a police officer. Mr. Hubley will continue to instruct at the University of Windsor as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Practice in the Forensic Science Program.