My research interests include skeletal biology, paleopathology, functional morphology, biomechanics, forensic anthropology & human rights. My dissertation was entitled Body Mass Estimation from the Human Skeleton.

Some of my strengths stem from my extensive work in human anatomy and biomechanics, which provide a bridge between research in biocultural evolutionary theory and applied anthropological research with modern populations.

My current research explores the effects of obesity on the skeleton, the creation of populations specific stature and sex estimation standards for Colombian populations and the bioarchaeology of an early medieval Merovingian cemetery in northern France.

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  • PhD University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Anthropology)

  • M.S. 2001 University of Oregon, Eugene (Anthropology)

  • B.A. 1998 The Ohio State University, Columbus (with Honors Distinction in Anthropology)
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Contact Info:

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

T: 734-487-0491