Dr. William Griffith


Griffith_in_office.jpgAssistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, and Law Enforcement

William Griffith, Ph.D. has over 40 years experience within public service. This experience includs 27 years within law enforcement serving in patrol, criminal investigations, forensic investigations, forensic laboratory analysis, internal affairs, and as Chief of Police. Dr. Griffith holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of North Texas. With extensive experience within death investigation and high stress operations, Dr. Griffith has a unique perspective on the impact events could potentially have on those within a public safety career and the need for Christ and the comfort He can bring. Dr. Griffith’s research interest includes public safety administration, emergency management, forensic analysis and forensic pathology. 


"Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example to them that believe, in word, in manner of life, in love, in faith, in purity.  Till I come, give heed to reading, to exhortation of teaching. Be diligent in these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy progress may be manifest to all."

First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Timothy (4:12-16)


Education/Degrees/Years of attainment:

  • PhD in Chemistry (2011)
    University of North Texas, Denton, TX
  • MS in Chemistry (1983)
    University of Texas Arlington, Arlington, TX
  • BS in Biology (1970)
    University of Texas Arlington, Arlington, TX
  • Master Peace Officer Certification, State of Texas
     

Teaching Experience:

  • Assistant Professor, Forensic Science and Criminal Justice, East Texas Baptist University (2011 - Present)
  • Secondary Education Teacher (2000-2011)
     

Other Work Experience:

  • Chief of Police, City of Keller Police Department, Keller, TX (1988 - 2000)
  • Police Officer and various Command Positions, City of Arlington Police Department, Arlington, TX (1973 - 1988)
     

 Recent Scholarly Activity (Presentations, Publications, etc.):

  • Field Crime Scene Investigation Procedures (1976) Field manual used by multiple police agencies from 1976 – 1982, north central Texas
  • Discrepant Event: The Great Bowling Ball Float-Off , Mason, Diana S.; Griffith, William F.; Hogue, Sharon E.; Holley, Kathleen; Hunter, Kirk, Journal of Chemical Education, vol. 81, Issue 9, p.1309
  • Development and application of an electromagnetic pulse transmission probe for the profiling of material charge centers , William Griffith, Teresa Golden, and James Roberts,  J. Appl. Phys. 109, 123711 (2011)

     

Professional Memberships/Honors:

  • International Association of Chiefs of Police, Member
  • Texas Association of Chiefs of Police, Member
  • American Chemical Society, Member
  • National Science Teacher Association, Member
  • Certified as a Peace Officer with the State of Texas
  • Police Chief (Retired), State of Texas
  • International Police Training and Consulting Services, LLC
  • The National Scholars Honor Society, 2008, Member
  • Recognition nationally as a Master Teacher, Armada Project 2006
  • American Chemical Society, Member
  • Nominated for the Texas Medical Association’s Excellence In Science Teaching Award, 2008
  • Certified Instructor with the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement Office Standards of Education
     

Contact Me:

(903) 923-2251
wgriffith@etbu.edu