Michelle Doscher, PhD

Michelle’s unique background, encompassing analytical chemistry, crime scene investigations, and forensic interviewing, has produced a repertoire of skills, enhancing her credibility as an investigative psychologist.  As a forensic scientist, her goals were to locate and identify physical evidence to assist law enforcement, in securing substantiated investigative leads. Michelle has always been an innovator, never fearing to be the first to approach novel ideas.  Her latest research in deception detection exemplifies this.

Michelle’s approach to research and training are similar.  Whether she is analyzing behavioral or physical evidence, Michelle capitalizes on identifying the most basic leads to yield valid and reliable results.  She naturally emphasizes Locard’s principle, not only when referencing physical evidence but also behavioral interactions.  Michelle’s passion is the forensic sciences, hence her incessant desire to bring attention to a newer branch of applied psychology, investigative psychology.