As a researcher, 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 5,000 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. 


In Fall 2020, I will start a new position as Assistant Professor of Forensic Investigation in the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Dept. of Criminal Justice. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time outdoors rock climbing and hiking with my husband Patrick and our black lab, Biscuits. 


Note: I will not be accepting graduate students in my new position, but am I  interested in advising and collaborating on projects related to my research areas. Please feel free to contact me to discuss how we can work together! 

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