Jarrad Wagner, Ph.D., director of the Forensic Toxicology and Trace Chemistry Laboratory and associate professor of forensic sciences, has begun his term as president of the Faculty Senate for 2016-17.
He succeeds former president Sarah Hall, D.O., clinical assistant professor of family medicine.
Wagner holds a doctorate of philosophy in environmental toxicology from the University of California at Irvine and undergraduate degrees in biology and chemistry. He was formerly a chemist at the FBI Laboratory where he worked on crime scene investigations involving hazardous materials.
He serves on the Board of Tests for Alcohol and Drug Influence as a representative of OSU-CHS and is active in Driving Under the Influence (DUI) research and enforcement nationally. He is a fellow of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Wagner also is a member of the Society of Forensic Toxicologists, the Society of Toxicology, the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists, the Clandestine Laboratory Investigating Chemists Association and the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators.
In addition to the toxicology of impairment, his research and practical interests involve clandestine laboratory science, including the safety of responders, methods of illicit substance manufacture and general public health.