JOSEPH SCOTT MORGAN was the Senior Investigator for the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office in Atlanta, Georgia for fourteen years, managing a staff of 11 medicolegal death investigators while maintaining a personal caseload of 200-300 deaths per year.
Prior to his tenure at FCMEO, Joseph was a Forensic Investigator with the Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office in New Orleans, LA for six years. In addition to his death investigative duties, Morgan served as an autopsy assistant, conducting more than 7000 autopsies over his two decades in two of the south's most beautiful and violent cities.
Morgan has recently completed research involving the largest national study of U.S. coroners ever conducted—the initial findings of which he was invited to present at the 2011 meeting of the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences.
In 1999 Joseph earned the status of Board Registered Diplomate of the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators—one of the first nationally to be awarded that honor. Along with this professional achievement, Joseph holds a Master of Forensic Sciences degree from National University in LaJolla, CA.
Since beginning his current tenure as an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensics at North Georgia College and State University, Morgan has been instrumental in establishing the first concentration in Investigative Forensics for the University System of Georgia. Morgan has focused heavily on ongoing research pertaining to the American Coroner System, and is today regarded as one of the leading experts on Coroner training in America.
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