Texas Forensic Science Commission

Dr. Sarah Kerrigan 
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Sarah Kerrigan, Ph.D. of The Woodlands is Chair of the Department of Forensic Science and Director of the Institute for Forensic Research, Training and Innovation at Sam Houston State University. Previously, she served as Bureau Chief of Toxicology for the New Mexico Department of Health, Scientific Laboratory Division in Albuquerque. She is an appointee to the National Institute of Standards and Technology Forensic Science Standards Board, past Chair of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences –Toxicology Section and former president of the Society of Forensic Toxicologists. Kerrigan received a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and toxicology from the University of Hull in the United Kingdom and a Doctor of Philosophy in chemistry from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

Appointed By: Governor
Appointment Date: Monday, November 28, 2016
Appointment Expiration: Friday, September 1, 2023
Re-appointment Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Re-appointment Expiration: Friday, September 1, 2025