Faculty and Staff


Expert Instructors

Our instructors are all either current or former law enforcement officers, attorneys, dispatchers, correctional or probation officers, security managers, or forensic experts. We have experts in all facets of criminalistics, fingerprinting, crime scene photography, investigations, management, dispatch, court system and patrol work. Our instructors are listed in this web site.


Tina Young


Professor Tina Young, MFS, Certified Bloodstain Pattern AnalystForensic Technology Professor619-644-7837tina.young@gcccd.eduTextbook: Crime Scene Investigation: The Forensic Technician's Field Manual




Michael Stewart, M.P.P.A.
Associate Professor


Kelly Menck, J.D.
AOJ Instructor



Sharon Sampson, MS
AOJ Instructor, Internship Coordinator




Classified Staff


Monique Flores
Forensic Lab Technician II



Debora Hanssen
Program Specialist




Adjunct Instructors


Adam Houg

Adjunct Instructor, Senior Latent Print Examiner, San Diego Sheriff’s Regional Crime Laboratory, 

Forensic Technology


Bryanna Toussaint

Forensic Services Supervisor, Escondido Police Department; Basic Forensic Photography


Chris Ellis

San Diego Police Dept. Lt., retired; PC 832 Laws of Arrest, Criminal Evidence, Criminal Investigations


Diane Do

Latent Print Examiner, SDSO Crime Lab; Adjunct Professor, Fingerprinting 


Heriberto Quibrera

Senior Officer U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, Customs & Border Protection; Adjunct Professor, Corrections Academy


Joe Lucero

Lt., San Diego Sheriff's Office, Retired; Intro to AOJ, Police Academy & PC 832 Laws of Arrest


John Farrell

Field and Evidence Specialist, Carlsbad PD; Basic Fingerprint Identification


Julie McCawley-Self

Supervising Probation Officer Juvenile Field Services; Corrections Academy


Keith Sears

La Mesa Police Dept. Sgt., retired; City Attorney's Office, Investigator., retired; Police Academy, Criminal Law, Traffic Law & Enforcement


Lance Parr, M.A.

Professor, Retired; Intro to Administration of Justice


Matthew O'Deane

SD County District Attorney's Office, Investigator; Public Safety Communications


P.J. Ortmeier, PH.D., Professor

Former Coordinator of AOJ Department

In Loving Memory - March 14, 1948 - September 15, 2012


Rick Michelson

MPA, Former Dept. Coordinator; Assoc. Professor, Retired; Criminal Law, Criminal Trial Process, Community & Justice System


Robby D. Storton

SDSO, Detentions Lt., retired; Corrections Academy


Roberto Lemus

CVPD & SDPD, retired; Academy Coordinator, Corrections Academy, Police Academy, PC 832 Firearms


Rose Kurupas

SDSO, Lt., Retired; Corrections Academy


Shaun Donelson

San Diego Police Sgt., Retired; Police Academy, Intro to AOJ, Criminal

Investigations, PC 832 Laws of Arrest


Stacey Houg

Adjunct Instructor, Supervising Latent Print Examiner, San Diego Police Department Crime Laboratory, Forensic Technology 


Tara Lytle

MFS, El Cajon PD, Forensic Evidence Technician; Adjunct Associate Professor, Forensic Technology


Tara Venn

Chula Vista Police Department Forensic Specialist; Forensic Technology & Advanced Forensic Photography


Tom Washington

Latent Print Examiner II, San Diego Police Dept.; Adjunct Professor, Advanced Fingerprint Identification