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Associate Professor

University of Central Oklahoma (405) 974-6925 Forensic Science Institute STEM 210 , Box 203

Classes Taught

  • Criminal Procedure for Forensic Science
  • Crime Scene Processing
  • Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
  • Internship

Education and Certifications

  • B.A. English, Oklahoma State University, 1990
  • J.D. Law, University of Oklahoma, College of Law, 1993
  • Member of the Oklahoma State Bar 


Jennifer Schmitz, J.D., served 22 years as a special agent for the FBI, before retiring from the Oklahoma City Field Office.  Upon graduating from Quantico, she was assigned to the New York City Field Office and ultimately returned to Oklahoma City, where she finished her career.  As a special agent, Schmitz worked primarily on Domestic and International Terrorism but has experience in working with Italian Organized Crime (Mafia), complex drug investigations and human trafficking.  Her work has included cases such as the explosion and crash of TWA Flight 800, the search for suspected Olympic Bomber and fugitive, Eric Rudolf and the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.  During her career as a special agent,  Schmitz was considered a subject matter expert in matters of domestic terrorism extremism and provided legal support for all FBI criminal and national security matters while serving in the FBI Office of Chief Division Counsel.  

Schmitz received a B.A. from the Oklahoma State University and a Juris Doctorate (Law) degree from the University of Oklahoma. Prior to joining the FBI, she worked as an assistant district attorney for the 22nd District and as an associate in a private law firm.  She joined the Forensic Science Institute team in 2018, after retiring from the FBI.

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