Tomas Guillen
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Tomas Guillen

Tomás Guillén is a Professor at Seattle University who often is asked to discuss law enforcement and criminal justice issues on CNN, FOX, and Good Morning America. He also is sought by local, national, and international news organizations as an expert on serial killers. ​Before joining Seattle University, he worked as a journalist at The Seattle Times, Omaha World-Herald, and the Tucson Citizen. In 1988 he and a colleague were Pulitzer Prize finalists for their articles on the Green River Killer and in 1995 his stories on crime laboratories won the Silver Gavel in the American Bar Association investigative reporting competition. The El Paso, Texas, native has judged numerous competitions, including the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best First Novel. In 2008 Guillén was selected to be a Fulbright Senior Specialist Scholar at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Cali, Columbia. In 2011 he was selected to be a Fulbright Senior Specialist Scholar in the United Kingdom, where he taught at Staffordshire University. ​ ​Guillén received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Arizona and his Masters of Arts in Communication from the University of Washington. In 2005 he was named to the Arizona Daily Wildcat Hall of Fame at the University of Arizona. And in 2016 he was inducted into the “Hall of Fame” at the University of Washington Communication Department. (link to uw article in my word documents) Guillén and his wife Susan Frerichs Guillén live in Washington State. Susan regularly complements the author’s research with professional insights since she served as a police officer in the Omaha Police Department and Seattle Police Department. She also worked for many years as a clinical laboratory scientist. Tomás and Susan have three adult children: Natalie, Phillip and Anne.
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