Suzanne Bell, PhD, holds a degree in chemistry from New Mexico State University and an MS in forensic science from the University of New Haven. She is currently an associate professor of chemistry and director of the Bell Research Group at West Virginia University. Bell s previous work has been published in Journal of Chemical Education, Analytical Chemistry, and Journal of Forensic Science. Bell is author of The Facts on File Dictionary of Forensic Science, cited by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Title, 2004. She lives in Morgantown, West Virginia.