Dr. Curt E. Harper was appointed Toxicology Discipline Chief for the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences (ADFS) in 2012. As Toxicology Discipline Chief, he oversees technical operations, method development and validation, and the quality assurance/quality control program, manages productivity, serves as training coordinator, and develops and maintains standard operating procedures. Dr. Harper has a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology and a Master’s of Science in Forensic Science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He holds board certification as a Fellow of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology (F-ABFT) and participates as an active member of the SOFT Drugs and Driving Committee. In addition, he acts as Treasurer for the International Association for Chemical Testing (IACT). Dr. Harper serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in the Department of Justice Sciences and faculty for the Borkenstein Alcohol Course at Indiana University. His interests include DUI/D testing and interpretation, oral fluid testing, drug facilitated sexual assault, and postmortem toxicology. As an Alabama Peace Officer, Dr. Harper is certified as a Drug Recognition Expert and acts as a member of the Alabama Impaired Driving Prevention Council. Prior to his appointment as Discipline Chief for ADFS, he served as Toxicology Supervisor in Richmond for the Virginia Department of Forensic Science for two years. Dr. Harper has testified on the effects of alcohol and other drugs in over 125 cases during his tenure in Alabama and Virginia.