Dr. Charles Steele is a Visiting Lecturer of Physical Science and the Forensic Science Coordinator for Purdue University Northwest. Dr. Steele earned a B.S. in Physics, Chemistry, and Criminology and M.S. in Forensic Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Ph.D. in Quantitative Methods from Purdue University's Krannert School of Management. His research interests include new finger printing techniques, bath products, and environmentally friendly colorants for biodegradable plastics.