Mary Ann Hobar, M.S.
Chair, Forensic Science/CSI
Forensic Science/Crime Scene Investigation
176 Bogel Hall
716-926-8853, ext. 326
- M.S., State University of New York at Buffalo
- B.S., Hilbert College
- A.A., Hilbert College
Courses (past and present):
Professor Hobar has taught a variety of courses in criminal justice and forensic science.
Areas of expertise:
Crime scene investigation, interview and interrogation techniques, accident reconstruction, and fingerprinting.
Previous work history:
Correction Officer, Deputy Sheriff (Erie County), Police Officer, Detective, Patrol Lieutenant
Professional Memberships/Board Appointments:
American College of Forensic Examiners Institute (ACFEI)
Criminal Justice Educators of New York State (CJEANYS)
Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)
International Association for Identification (IAI)
Associated Licensed Detectives of New York State (ALDONYS)
Honors and Distinctions:
Excellence in Teaching Award (Hilbert College) 2009, 2015
Sister Adrienne Lifetime Achievement Award (Hilbert College) 2012
Online presence or regular media contributions:
Professional Research/Published Works/Presentations:
Professor Hobar worked in the criminal justice field for over 25 years. Her experience includes a 20-year career with the Town of Orchard Park Police Department serving as a patrol officer, detective and patrol lieutenant. She earned her associate and bachelor degrees at Hilbert College and a master’s degree in criminal justice at Buffalo State College. Professor Hobar is a trained crime scene investigator and a certified training instructor at the Erie County Central Police Services Law Enforcement Training Academy.