Criminology & Criminal Justice
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Alan Price received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology from California State University-Fresno and earned his Master’s Degree in Sociology from Idaho State University in 1980.
In 2003, after a thirty-year career in law enforcement, Mr. Price retired from law enforcement. He has over 20 years of specialized training and experience investigating violent crimes including sexual assaults and homicides. Mr. Price is an Active Life Member of the International Association for Identification where he is a retired certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst. Additionally, he has been a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences since 2005, where he holds the status as a Fellow. During his tenure with the Academy, he has conducted numerous presentations throughout the country. Mr. Price began instructing at the University of Northern Colorado as Adjunct Faculty in 1987. Now as a faculty member, Mr. Price is the Program Coordinator for the undergraduate certificate program in Criminal Investigations. He coordinates specialized courses and programs in the forensic sciences within the Department of Criminal Justice and for the Office of Extended Campus. At the University, he also mentors students majoring in biology and chemistry who are participating in forensic science related research projects.