Title: Forensic Investigation Program Coordinator
Company: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Location: Harlingen, TX
Harlingen, TX, January 28, 2016, Michael A. Lytle, Forensic Investigation Program Coordinator at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, has been recognized by Elite American Educators for dedication, achievement and leadership in forensic science and higher education.
With four decades of experience, Professor Lytle, a crime scene investigator, forensic examiner and renowned forensic educator, is lauded for his work in forensic science and counter narco-terrorism. He founded a successful forensic science program at Marymount University, and he had The LTC Michael A. Lytle ’77 Academic Prize in Forensic Science named after him at Sam Houston State University. Now at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Professor Lytle is responsible for teaching criminal justice and forensic investigation, and coordinating and running an undergraduate forensic laboratory. He also consults with government organizations and offers advice on law enforcement command, control, communications and intelligence programs.
A highly acclaimed individual, Professor Lytle was awarded the Legion of Merit Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with Second Oak Leaf Cluster, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with Four Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Sam Houston State University. He attributes his success to his curiosity, military experience, and the support he receives from his family, friends and mentors.
Professor Lytle earned an ABD in higher education administration and public management from Texas A&M University, a postgraduate certificate in law enforcement from Sam Houston State University, and a postgraduate certificate in forensic nursing, which he earned from the University of California Riverside in 2007. He also earned a Master of Education in curriculum with a concentration in college teaching from Texas A&M University in 1978 and a Bachelor of Arts in forensic studies and political science from Indiana State University in 1973. In addition, Professor Lytle holds a graduate diploma from U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and a graduate diploma from the National Defense University. Those degrees, coupled with his certification in law enforcement from the Institute of Contemporary Corrections and Behavioral Science at Sam Houston State University, and his certification in forensic nursing from the University of California, Riverside, make him more than qualified to take on any challenge that comes his way. Professor Lytle is also a licensed police instructor in the State of Texas, a certified forensic examiner, a certified trainer, a licensed TCLEOSE instructor, and a certified medical investigator III, through the American College of Forensic Examiners.
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