I am a Board Certified Forensic Anthropologist with nearly thirty years of leadership via administrative, educational, laboratory, technical, field, and courtroom experiences. I am currently a Professor of Practice, Faculty, Barrett The Honors College, and Senior Sustainability Scholar at the Arizona State University.
Some of my prior experiences include serving as the Deputy Director of the Forensic Sciences Department at the International Commission for Missing Persons in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina where I oversaw the mortuary and field activities of the Anthropology and Archaeology Division.
I was also the Director of the C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory and the Co-Director of the William R. Maples Center for Forensic Medicine and was a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology from July 1996 to May of 2009.
I have deployed to multiple humans remains recovery sites at several major mass fatality incidents including the Oklahoma City Bombing, the crash of TWA Flight 800, 9/11 at the World Trade Center, the Thailand Tsunami, and in most recently in MINUSTAH Haiti. For each action, I filled several roles, including technical, laboratory, field and supervisory.
I served on the editorial board of the Journal of Forensic Sciences for 10 years.
I have also worked on noted historical cases including the search, recovery, and identification of the missing children of Tsar Nicholas II.
Specialties: Human identification, Human Rights, Transnational Law, Rule of Law, Forensic Science, Laboratory Management, Higher Education, Quantitative Methods, Research, 3D Printing applications, Mass Fatality recovery efforts, Emergency Management, University Administration, Forensic Science Quality Assurance