Toby L. Wolson, M.S., F-ABC has a Master of Science degree from Michigan State University. He retired after 33 years of service as a criminalist and supervisor in the Forensic Biology Section of the Miami-Dade Police Department Forensic Services Bureau. He has received forensic training in serology, DNA (RFLP, PM, HLA DQ-alpha and STR), and bloodstain pattern analysis. He has presented papers concerning his studies in forensic biology and bloodstain pattern analysis at meetings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), the Southern Association of Forensic Scientists, the International Association for Identification (IAI), and the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts (IABPA). He is a Past President of the IABPA. Mr. Wolson is a member of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees Physics/Pattern Scientific Area Committee as the Chair of the Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Subcommittee (OSAC). OSAC is an initiative of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Department of Justice to strengthen forensic science in the United States. He is a member of the AAFS Academy Standards Board Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Consensus Body, the Chairperson of the IAI’s Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Science and Practice Subcommittee and is on the Editorial Boards of the AAFS Journal of Forensic Sciences and the IAI’s Journal of Forensic Identification. Mr. Wolson is a Retire Fellow in the AAFS and a Member of the IABPA and IAI. He has testified as an expert witness in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Circuit Court of the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida, Circuit Court of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit of Florida, Circuit Court of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida, Circuit Court of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida, Circuit Court of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida, Grand Jury of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit of Florida, Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County (Pennsylvania), Grand Court, Court of Common Pleas of Cuyahoga County (Ohio), Grand Court, Georgetown, Cayman Islands, B.W.I., Superior Court of the United States Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, District Court, Clark County (Nevada), Circuit Court of Prince Georges County (Maryland), and Detroit Recorder’s Court (Michigan). Mr. Wolson became involved in teaching in 1983 and has instructed in more than 200 seminars and conferences.
As of June 2019, Mr. Wolson has instructed 1,633 students in 70 basic bloodstain pattern analysis workshops, and 455 students in 31 advanced and specialized bloodstain pattern analysis workshops. The professional background of the students attending the workshops has included criminalists, crime scene technicians, police detectives, medical examiners, attorneys (prosecuting and defense), registered nurses, Naval Criminal Investigative Service investigators, U.S. Army CID investigators, U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations investigators, Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, investigators for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, college professors, graduate students, and a mystery writer. The students have come from the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Abu Dhabi, Aruba, Austria, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, the Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dubai, France, Germany, Grenada, Jamaica, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Peru, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and Turkey.