Lisa Kara has a Bachelor of Arts in English from George Mason University and a Master of Forensic Science (High Tech Crime Investigation) from George Washington University. Presently, she is pursuing a Ph.D. in criminal justice from Nova Southeastern University. Her dissertation topic will pertain to first responders' preservation and collection of digital evidence.
Lisa recently completed research on the differences between online and contact sex offending.
Presently a full time professor, Lisa has previously worked in various roles in law enforcement: Computer Forensic Examiner, Detective, Crime Scene Technician and Patrol Officer. She was a member of the FBI Innocent Images and U.S. Secret Service Electronic Crimes task forces. She obtained a Certified Forensic Computer Examiner certification through the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists and completed numerous classes pertaining to the use of different digital forensic tools. She is a graduate of the Virginia Forensic Science Academy.
Lisa resides in Staunton, Virginia. In her free time, she enjoys bicycling and whitewater kayaking.
"Digital forensics is the fascinating crossroads between computing and law, continually presenting new challenges to the professionals in this field."