Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Adjunct Instructors

Adjunct Instructors

Kathy Bell, R.N., M.S.
Adjunct Instructor of Forensic Sciences
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Instructor

Ms. Bell has over 30 years of experience as a registered nurse, and provides day to day operations management of the forensic nurse examiner programs at the Tulsa Police Department.  She is a forensic nurse, performing examinations for sexual assault, drug endangered children, domestic violence, and CODIS.  She is certified as a SANE of Adults and Adolescents and Pediatrics by the International Association of Forensic Nurses, and is a member of Academy on Violence and Abuse and Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction.

Charles Eggleston, M.F.S.
Adjunct Instructor of Forensic Document Examination
Mr. Eggleston is a forensic document examiner in private practice in Nebraska.  He previously served 23 years with the Internal Revenue Service and the United States Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, participating exclusively in the scientific aspects of criminal investigation with a specialty in forensic document examination.  He holds a Master of Forensic Sciences degree from Antioch University and a Bachelor of Police Science degree from New Mexico State University.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Document Examiners, and the American Board of Criminalistics.

Jan Emmons, M.S., R.N.
Adjunct Instructor of Forensic Management
Ms. Emmons has over 30 years of experience as a registered nurse, responsible for the administration of emergency service departments including trauma emergency center, observation unit trauma services, life flight helicopters, and mobile intensive care units.  She has overseen all aspects of the hospital emergency department and the observation unit for trauma, cardiac and pediatric patients, including department compliance, accreditation, billing, and budget.

Steve Emmons, M.P.A.
Adjunct Instructor of Forensic Management
Mr. Emmons is a Field Representative for the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training, also known as CLEET.   He has served as Director for the Bogus Checks Division and as an Investigator for the District Attorney's Office in Tulsa County.  He served as the Criminal Justice Program Coordinator and as an Adjunct Professor at Rogers State University.  He has 20 years of experience with the Tulsa Police Department, where he served as Detective Division Sergeant and as Field Training Supervisor.  He holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma and a B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration from Central Missouri State University.  

Joshua Lanter, M.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pathology
Dr. Lanter serves as the Deputy Chief Medical Examiner in the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Oklahoma, Eastern Division. He received his M.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Dr. Lanter is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology and Forensic Pathology.

Linton Mohammed, M.F.S.
Adjunct Instructor of Forensic Document Examination
Mr. Mohammed is a Senior Forensic Documents Examiner with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department, Regional Crime Laboratory.  He has served as an examiner for the Laboratory of the Government Chemist in Middlesex, England, as well as for the Caribbean Institute of Investigations, Ltd., and the Trinidad/Tobago Forensic Science Center, both in Trinidad, West Indies.  He holds an M.F.S. from National University in San Diego and a B.S. from the University of the West Indies.  Besides having articles published in the Journal of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners (ASQDE), he has presented at national and international professional conferences.

Cathy Newsome, M.A.
Adjunct Instructor of Research Methods
Cathy Newsome is a writing teacher with a lifelong involvement in education. Her background includes 26 years of experience in secondary schools and at the graduate college level. She also served for 16 years as a member of the Tulsa School Board, an elected office. Cathy holds a Master of Arts from the Educational Technology Leadership Program at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.

Mark Payton, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor of Forensic Statistics
Dr. Payton is the Head of the Department of Statistics at OSU-Stillwater. He is also a Regents Service Professor in the Department of Statistics. Dr. Payton received his B.S.Ed. in Mathematics Education for Missouri State University and his Ph.D. from OSU.

Tamara Piety, J.D., LL.M.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law
Ms. Piety is an Associate Professor at the University of Tulsa (TU) College of Law and most recently was a Visiting Professor at the Florida State University College of Law.  Prior to joining the TU faculty, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia, a Teaching Fellow at Stanford Law School, and an Instructor at the University of Miami School of Law.   She also served as a Judicial Clerk in the U.S. Court of Appeals for both the 5th and 11th Circuits and as an Associate in two Florida law firms.   Professor Piety received a J.D. from the University of Miami Law School, where she served as a Law Review editor, and an L.L.M. from Harvard Law School, where she was the Executive Editor of the Harvard Women’s Law Journal.  Her work has also appeared in other publications, including selected entries for the Oxford Companion to American Law.

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