Faculty and Staff


Expert Instructors

Our instructors are all either current or former law enforcement officers, attorneys, dispatchers, correctional or probation officers, security managers, or forensic experts. We have experts in all facets of criminalistics, fingerprinting, crime scene photography, investigations, management, dispatch, court system and patrol work. Our instructors are listed in this web site.


Kelly Menck, J.D.
AOJ Academics Coordinator / Assistant Professor

Co-chair:  Academic Program Review Committee



Tina Young


Professor Tina Young, MFS, Certified Bloodstain Pattern AnalystForensic Technology Professor619-644-7837tina.young@gcccd.eduTextbook: Crime Scene Investigation: The Forensic Technician's Field Manual


Michael Stewart, M.P.P.A.
Associate Professor


Sharon Sampson, MS
Associate Professor, Internship Coordinator



Classified Staff


Monique Flores
Forensic Lab Technician II



Debora Hanssen
Program Specialist



Adjunct Instructors


Bryanna Toussaint

Forensic Services Supervisor, Escondido Police Department; Basic Forensic Photography


Diane Do

Latent Print Examiner, SDSO Crime Lab; Adjunct Professor, Fingerprinting 


Matthew O'Deane

SD County District Attorney's Office, Investigator; Public Safety Communications


Shaun Donelson

San Diego Police Sgt., Retired; Police Academy, Intro to AOJ, Criminal

Investigations, PC 832 Laws of Arrest


Tara Lytle

MFS, El Cajon PD, Forensic Evidence Technician; Adjunct Associate Professor, Forensic Technology


Tara Venn

Chula Vista Police Department Forensic Specialist; Forensic Technology & Advanced Forensic Photography


Tom Washington

Latent Print Examiner II, San Diego Police Dept.; Adjunct Professor, Advanced Fingerprint Identification