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Professor of Biology & Criminal Justice

Department of History, Geography, Intercultural Studies and Modern Foreign Language; Department of Natural Sciences

Dr. Tim Huntington joined Concordia's natural science department as a full-time faculty member in 2008 and served as an adjunct faculty member in 2003 and 2005.

Huntington teaches criminal justice, forensics, anatomy, science ethics and several different biology courses at Concordia and also serves as the director of the criminal justice program. Huntington advises students that are interested in pursuing a career in crime scene investigations, forensics, law enforcement, corrections and related fields. Huntington earned his bachelor of science in biology, a master of science in entomology and a Ph.D. in entomology from the University of Nebraska. Huntington regularly acts as a testifying and non-testifying expert and has represented numerous clients including the FBI and local and state governmental offices. Huntington has also been a sworn law enforcement officer for more than 11 years. 

As a sworn law enforcement officer, Huntington:

  • Is a certified law enforcement officer in the State of Nebraska and has proudly served as a part-time Seward County Deputy Sheriff for more than 11 years.
  • Is a sworn law enforcement officer trained in firearms including pistol, patrol rifle, shotgun and sniper rifle, defensive tactics, investigation, criminal justice procedures, emergency vehicle operation, radar certification, Taser X-26 certified, police sniper certified, SFST certified, Class C PBT certified.
  • Is a member of the Police Officers Association of Nebraska, the American Sniper Association and the National Tactical Officer’s Association. 

As a Forensic Entomologist and expert, Huntington:

  • Is one of only 17 certified forensic entomology experts in the United States and has testified and/or consulted as a forensics expert in 18 states and three countries. 
  • Has conducted workshops for law enforcement agencies such as the FBI, Southern Institute of Forensic Sciences, Iowa Medical Examiner’s Office and law enforcement agencies in multiple states at the state and local levels.
  • Has been an invited presenter at 74 venues including the Mid-States International Association for Identification Divisions Educational Conference, the Iowa Association of Medical Examiners, the Iowa Death Investigator’s Association Seminar, the Nebraska County Attorney’s Association and the Montana Coroner’s Association.
  • Is a certified instructor of forensic entomology in Wyoming, Missouri and Idaho.
  • Has six peer-reviewed publications, including articles published in the Journal of Medical Entomology and the Journal of Forensic Identification.
  • Has written and had published chapters in multiple scholarly texts including writings on, “Forensic Investigation and Management of Mass Disasters” and “Entomology and Death: A Procedural Guide.” 
  • Has acted as a manuscript peer reviewer for multiple scholarly journals including the Journal of the Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction and the Journal of Forensic Sciences.
  • Is a founding Board Member of the American Board of Forensic Taphonomy, a member and Diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Entomology, a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, a member of the North American Forensic Entomology Association and a member of the Entomological Society of America.



Dr. Tim Huntington's Academic Programs

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    Criminal Justice

    A bachelor’s degree in criminal justice will allow you to study and become an expert in the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, courts and corrections. Through the criminal justice program at Concordia Nebraska, you’ll learn to use scientific perspectives and methodologies to examine society’s response to crime in local communities and around the world.

    Criminal Justice

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    With a degree in biology from Concordia Nebraska, you will be prepared to begin a career in the biological sciences right away, or to continue your education in graduate, medical, dental or veterinary school. As a biology major at Concordia, you learn essential skills such as time management and mastering complex material, as well as studying more in-depth topics such as microbiology, human anatomy and immunology to give you the knowledge you need to be successful in the field of biology.


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    Environmental Science

    The environmental science program at Concordia University, Nebraska will prepare you for a variety of environmental careers by providing a core of required courses in different disciplines. You can then choose your area of emphasis: natural resources, geography, chemistry or business.

    Environmental Science