Kelly Ayers, MS, CSCSA, joined the staff in the Office of Student Conduct as their investigator in 2018.While at WVU, Kelly has served as Director of the former Forensic Science Academy for Professionals, as faculty in the WVU Department of Forensic and Investigative Science, and as an instructional coordinator with the NIJ-funded Forensic Science Initiative. Prior to coming to Morgantown, Kelly was employed as a forensic services technician with the Asheville, NC Police Department. She has an undergraduate degree with a double major in Philosophy and Biology and was the first graduate of the West Virginia University Forensic Identification Program in 2001. Shortly after coming to WVU, she was awarded an MS in Forensic Science Administration from Oklahoma State University.
Ms. Ayers is an International Association for Identification (IAI) Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst, serves on the editorial board of IDNews (an official publication of the International Association for Identification), is Past President of the Chesapeake Bay Division IAI (WV, VA, MD, DE, DC), and has been appointed the Division Representative for the International Association for Identification. The IAI is the world’s oldest and largest forensic organization with an approximate membership of 6500 among 42 chartered divisions worldwide.