Brian J. Gorman joined Towson University in 2006. Prior to joining the faculty at Towson he taught law at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He also worked for several years as a trial lawyer and health care administrator in New York. His research interests include scientific evidence, homeland security, and bioterrorism. He holds a B.A. from Stony Brook University, a M.Sc., from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; and a J.D., from New York Law School, where he received the Otto L. Walter Award for outstanding published scholarly writing.
Gorman's current research focuses on the intersection of law, science, and security. Professor Gorman founded the BiosecurityCommons.org information project in August of 2009. Biosecurity Commons (BsC) is an open source database for stakeholders in biosecurity and crossover security matters. BsC provides key findings, expert opinions, proposals and facts related to biosecurity policy from academia, NGOs, think tanks, the media, in addition to legal and governmental sources. BSC provides comprehensive briefs on a broad cross-section of biosecurity issues along with an annual review focusing on important developments, trends and issues in biosecurity and related matters.