Jason Linville

Jason Linville

Teaching Assistant Professor
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(205) 934-8474
UBOB 316

Research Interests: Forensic DNA analysis, effect of environment on evidence, technology in education

Office Hours: By appointment

Education:
  • B.S., Ohio University
  • Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dr. Jason Linville enjoys teaching and advising students who are interested in pursuing a career in forensic science. He teaches forensic science overview courses and several forensic biology/DNA courses. He is a good person to contact with any questions about getting started in the forensic science field. He often advises students about the differences between crime scene work and laboratory work.

Dr. Linville has supervised many graduate students completing research projects on a variety of forensic science topics. His main research interest lies in forensic DNA analysis, including the effect of environmental conditions on evidence and the development of custom STR multiplex reactions. He also has a passion for online education and is interested in research projects measuring effective teaching methods.

Dr. Linville lives in Birmingham with his wife and son. He enjoys discussing education, technology, and the arts, including television. He really enjoys discussing predictions about the future.

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Recent Courses

  • Introduction to Forensic Science
  • Forensic Science Laboratory III
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Seminar in Forensic Science

Select Publications

  • Jeffrey Wells and Jason Linville, "Chapter 70: Overview," in Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences, 2nd edition, Jay A. Sielgal and Pekka Saukko, eds. (Academy Press, 2013).
  • Ryan Smith and Jason Linville, "STR Profiling of Bloodstained T-Shirts Submerged in a Freshwater Lake." Poster presented by Ryan Smith at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. Abstract published in the Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, 2013.
  • Ellas Aldrich, Erin Grefer, Jennifer Pearson, Nytisha Smith, and Jason Linville, "Development and Validation of a PCR Amplification Kit: An STR Multiplex System for Teaching and Research Purposes." Poster presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.