Jon E. Sprague, R.Ph., Ph.D.
Position: Director and BCI Eminent Scholar
Address: 39 College Park
Dr. Jon Sprague is the Director of the Ohio Attorney General’s Center for the Future of Forensic Sciences at Bowling Green State University (BGSU). Prior to joining BGSU, Dr. Sprague was the University Director of Academic Research and Head of Pharmaceutical Sciences for the College of Pharmacy at Ferris State University. Before joining Ferris State University, he served as Dean and Professor of Pharmacology at the Raabe College of Pharmacy at Ohio Northern University (ONU).
Dr. Sprague was also Chair and Professor of Pharmacology at the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Virginia Tech University. He received his PhD. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from Purdue University and was a faculty member in the College of Pharmacy at Purdue.
His research interests include studying the hyperthermic mechanisms of the substituted amphetamines, namely 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, Ecstasy) and synthetic cathinones (bath salts).
He and his wife (Aimee) have two children, Emily and Ryan.
Jeffrey J. Lynn
Position: Chief, Forensic Standards and Training
Address: 39 College Park
Jeff Lynn brings 35 years of crime laboratory expertise to the Center for the Future of Forensic Science and BGSU. His career with the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) included responsibilities as a forensic scientist, regional crime laboratory manager and statewide system administrator. Affording him the opportunity to perform scientific analysis on all manner of physical evidence; testify as an expert witness in hundreds of criminal cases; manage a crime laboratory with a wide array of distinctive forensic science disciplines; and guide a large crime laboratory system to international accreditation status.
Jeff’s practical experience helps inform and optimize the unique government/university partnership established at BGSU in the form of the Center and on-campus BCI facility. His recognition of the strengths and needs of each partner enable him to identify the synergies that move both forward in their common goal of advancing forensic science. As Chief of Forensic Standards and Training he is instrumental in providing professional training opportunities to working forensic scientists, as well as ensuring BGSU students are prepared for real-world forensic science careers.
In order to stay current with the ever changing science and application of forensic investigation, Jeff maintains active involvement with the broader forensic science community. He is currently the President of the Forensic Science Institute of Ohio; a member of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors; and is a certified crime laboratory accreditation assessor. Through the classroom, as well as the creation and delivery of practical, real-world laboratory and crime house exercises for students, he is excited to be able to pass his expertise to the next generation of forensic scientists and CSI learning at BGSU.
Travis J. Worst
Position: Instructor, Forensic Science
Address: 138 B Overman Hall
Position: Administrative Assistant, Forensic Science
Address: 14 College Park