Scott L. Rubins
Scott has been teaching science for twenty six years and Forensic Science for the last twenty three. He graduated from Clark University and earned his Masters Degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University and the College of New Rochelle. He is an Adjunct Instructor in field of Forensic Science for Syracuse University and previously at the College of New Rochelle and has taught on both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
For the last twenty three years, Scott has taught Forensic Science at New Rochelle High School where up to one hundred fifty students fill five classes every year. This innovative class constantly challenges students to think critically about what they see and do and enables them to do the work of real forensic scientists, making what they do in class authentic. Many of Scott's students earn college credit from Syracuse University for this class.
In 2010, at the request of the US Department of State, Scott traveled to Belgrade Serbia as a guest lecturer at both Novi Sad and Belgrade Universities to speak about the state of Forensic Science and Forensic Science education in the United States. He was also invited to meet with the Directors of the Serbian Forensic Services where they shared information and curriculum ideas for local schools in both countries.
Scott’s most recent endeavor was a partnership with the Intel Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the world's largest international pre-college science competition, where he worked as a Curriculum Designer and Project Manager to develop and implement classroom lessons and hands on activities for students in the Los Angeles area. This six month project culminated in a one day 5,000 student Forensic Science experience at ISEF where the students processed realistic crime scenes and took part in activities that replicated the real work of real crime scene investigators.
Scott has had a camera in his hands since his thirteenth birthday and has been a professional photographer for over fifteen years. Using his love of photography and his passion for Forensic Science, he has combined them to specialize in forensic photography. Having received training at the Westchester Forensic Labs and Research, Scott has documented evidence and provided forensic images to professional forensic publications and texts.
Scott is a member of the Dental Identification Team for the Office of Chief Medical Examiner, in New York City and worked for ten months helping to identify victims of the World Trade Center Disaster and the crash of American Airlines flight 587. He also holds membership in the North Eastern Association of Forensic Scientists, The National Science Teachers Association and The New York Society of Forensic Dentistry.
2010 - present
2010 - present