Peter M Marone, M.S.

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Former Laboratory Director

Retired, Virginia Department of Forensic Science

Education
Pete Marone received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. 

Professional experience 
Marone began his forensic career at the Allegheny County Crime Laboratory in 1971 and remained in Pittsburgh until 1978 when he accepted a position with the Virginia Department of Forensic Science. From 1998 until 2005 he was the Central Laboratory Director with the Department. He then spent several years as Director of the Virginia Department of Forensic Science Crime Laboratory system, before retiring in 2013. Mr. Marone continues to be involved with and highly supportive of the VCU Forensic Science Program. 

Professional organizations
He is a member of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD), American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists, International Association for Chemical Testing.

He also has served on the ASCLD DNA Credential Review Committee (for DNA) and was co-chair of the undergraduate curriculum committee of the Technical Working Group for Forensic Science Training and Education.

Publications                   

  1. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward, National Research Council of the National Academies, The National Academies Press, Washington, DC, February 2009
  2. Education and Training in Forensic Science: A Guide for Forensic Science Laboratories, Educational Institutions, and Students, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice, Washington, DC, 2004
  3. Forensic Sciences: Review of Status and Needs, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice, Washington, DC, 1999