John V. Goodpaster, PhD

John Goodpaster Ph.D.

Director of Forensic Sciences Program, Associate Professor, Chemistry


B.A., Chemistry, Gustavus Adolphus College, 1995

M.S., Criminal Justice, Michigan State University, 2000

Ph.D., Chemistry, Michigan State University, 2000

National Research Council Post-Doctoral Associate, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 2001-2002

Awards & Honors

Best Oral Presentation (Fires and Explosions), 22nd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences, Australia and New Zealand Forensic Science Society, Adelaide, Australia (2014)

Gustavus Adolphus College First Decade Award Nominee (2005)

United States Department of Treasury Certificate of Award (2003)

United States Department of Commerce Certificate of Appreciation (2002)

ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Graduate Fellowship (1999 – 2000)

Kenan Award Symposium (1998)

American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Scholarship (1996)

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (1996 – 1999)

Graduated summa cum laude (1995)

Phi Beta Kappa (1994)

FBI Honors Internship (1994)

ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Undergraduate Award (1994)

National Merit Scholarship (1991 – 1995)

Professional Affiliations

American Chemical Society (ACS), 1995-present

American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), 1996-present

Graduate Students
Logan Hickey
Zackery Roberson
Jackie Ruchti
Kymeri Davis
Courtney Cruse
Ashur Rael