Mary Ellen O'Toole Ph.D.

Mary Ellen O'Toole, Ph.D.

Mary Ellen O'Toole, Ph.D. has spent her career studying the criminal mind. One of the most senior profilers for the FBI until her retirement in 2009, Dr. O'Toole has helped capture, interview and understand some of the world's most infamous people including Gary Ridgway (the Green River Killer), Derrick Todd Lee and Sean Vincent Gillis (serial killers in Baton Rouge), and Ted Kaczynski (the Unabomber). Dr. O'Toole worked as an FBI agent for 28 years, spending more than half of her Bureau career in the organization's prestigious Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU)—the very unit that is the focus of the hit crime series Criminal Minds.

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Criminal Minds

Seeing the world through the eyes of a behavioral profiler.
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