Professor of Practice
Glenn G. Hardin is a Professor of Practice of Forensic Science. Prior to joining the faculty at Hamline, Hardin worked for nearly twenty years in the Toxicology section of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Forensic Science Laboratory, including ten years as Toxicology Supervisor. Hardin is recognized as an expert witness, has testified in over 250 cases in state, federal and military courts, and is board certified as a Diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology (DABFT). Author of four peer-reviewed scientific articles, Hardin holds a master's degree in forensic science and a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley, and is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
Students taking a class with Professor Hardin will learn how to combine the conceptual foundations of forensic science with hands-on laboratory exercises, exploring the characteristics of physical evidence and the professional responsibilities of forensic scientists.
"I want students to discover the wonder of the world of trace evidence, to think about what it means to determine that two items of evidence are identical or that one item was born of another, and to consider how that evidence moves from place to place. This requires time. Time to examine specimens under the microscope with various illuminating conditions, and time to contemplate the nature of the physical world."