Dr. Tom Jourdan - Forensic Toxicologist
At the end of 2006, Dr. Jourdan retired from his position as a Supervisory Special Agent of the FBI and now holds two positions at UCO, those positions being Assistant Director, Forensic Science Institute (FSI) and Professor of Chemistry. Over the course of his career in the FBI, in addition to being a field agent and later an FBI Laboratory forensic examiner in the areas of chemistry and toxicology, he participated in a number of bombing investigations, to include Pan Am 103, the World Trade Center, Atlanta’s Olympic Park, UNABOM, Oklahoma City, and the Dar es Salaam and Nairobi U.S. Embassies, organizing the Bureau’s response to the latter two events as the Unit Chief of the Explosives Unit. For his last assignment in the FBI, he was stationed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for 6 years and served as the interface between the FBI and the Department of Energy’s national laboratory complex for weapons of mass destruction (WMD) issues, nuclear forensics, forensic casework matters, and special projects.
In his role as a consultant to INTERPOL and the United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Professor Jourdan has participated in IAEA and/or INTERPOL projects in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada (2), China, the Czech Republic, India (3), Malaysia, Morocco, Pakistan, Poland, Singapore (3), South Africa (2), South Korea, and the Ukraine (2). He regularly instructs courses in the Chemistry Department in the areas of nuclear and organic chemistry, and at the FSI on WMD Forensics, Forensic Chemistry, Forensic Toxicology, and Forensic Pharmacology. His research interests parallel the courses he instructs.