I am broadly interested in the factors affecting variability in the human skeleton, how variation can be described and quantified effectively, and what it can help us to say about individuals in forensic and archaeological contexts. I have worked with more than 4,000 modern, historic and archaeological skeletons from many of the world’s well-documented collections, both individually and as part of an international research team. I am also interested in research related to outdoor scene processing  and forensic taphonomy. 


I am currently working to expand the capabilities of the Idaho State University Forensic Anthropology Laboratory (ISU-FAL) and working to develop relationships with local coroners and law enforcement. 


Outside of work, I enjoy swing and Irish Contra dancing. I also enjoy spending time outdoors rock climbing and hiking.

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