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FACTS Students

Current and Recent Graduate Students

Graduate and undergraduate students at Texas State University regularly work/volunteer in the GEFARL, ORPL, and at the FARF. Some of the current and recent graduate students conducting research at FACTS include:
Kamar Afra - (Hamilton)
Alejandra Ayala Bas - Using the Fully Method to Reconstruct the Growth and Development of Undocumented Migrants Found in South Texas (Graduated May 2016; Spradley)
Lennon Bates  - Comparison of Decomposition Rates between Autopsied and Non-Autopsied Human Remains in Central Texas (Graduated May 2014; Wescott)
Rachel Canfield - Osteometric Sorting: Does the Scale of a Commingled Event Matter? (Spradley)
Chaunesey Clemmons - Ancestry Estimation of Biracial Individuals using Dental Morphology (Wescott)
Jacob Cook - (Herrmann)
Krysten Cruz - (Wescott)
Justin Demere - Differential Decomposition Rates of Refuse Covered Human Remains (Hamilton)
Hailey Duecker - Size and Shape: An evaluation of sexual dimorphism in Hispanic Crania (Graduated December 2014; Spradley)
James Fancher - Evaluation of Soil Chemistry in Human Decomposition Sites (Graduated December 2015; Hamilton)
Laney Feeser - (Wescott)
Kathleen Flor-Stagnato - (Hamilton)
Anna Follett - (Herrmann)
Alexandria Frye - Reduction of Fleshed Sus scrofa domesticus Remains Using a Wood Chipper: Skeletal Trauma and Distribution Patterns (Graduated May 2013; Wescott)
Jessica Galea - The Relationship of Pelvic Scars and Pelvic Instability Through and Analysis of the Gross Morphology and Microarchitecture of the Pubic Symphysis (Wescott)
Reina Garcia - Brachial and Crural Indices of Modern North American Populations (Graduated May 2014; Spradley)
Shelby Garza - (Wescott)
Devora Gleiber - The Effect of Mobility Impairment on Femoral Cortical and Trabecular Bone Structure (Graduated May 2017; Wescott)
Alexis Goots - Cranial Base Height as an Indicator of Developmental Stress in Native Mexican and American-Born Mexican Populations (Graduated May 2016; Spradley)
Kari Helgeson - (Spradley)
Kelsee Hentschel - Postmortem Fracture Surface Topography: An Investigation into Differentiating Perimortem and Postmortem Long Bone Blunt Force Trauma Fractures (Graduated May 2014; Wescott)
Amelia Hessey - Sex Estimation from the Greater Sciatic Notch of the Human Pelvis: A Geometric Morphometric Approach (Graduated May 2014; Spradley)
Katherine Harrington - Secular Change in Knee Joint Size and Shape (Graduated May 2013; Wescott)
Hanna Holley - The Environmental Effect on Mummification in Texas and Colorado (Wescott)
Marilyn Isaacks - The Use of Near-Infrared Remote Sensing in the Detection of Clandestine Human Remains (Graduated December 2015; Wescott)
Aryn Klein - Vulture Scavenging of Pig Remains at Varying Grave Depths (Graduated May 2013; Hamilton)
Melinda Knowles - Colon Pollen to Determine the Identity of Ingested Pollen (Spradley)
Lauren Koutlias - (Hamilton)
Robyn Kramer - (Herrmann)
Gabrielle LaVallo - Population Differences Between the Sexes in Non-Metric Traits of the Pelvis (Graduated May 2013; Spradley)
Autumn Lennartz - Assessing Patterns of Moisture Content of Desiccated and Mummified Tissue: A Baseline Study (Hamilton)
Krystle Lewis - The Effects of Clothing on Vulture Scavenging and Spatial Distribution of Human Remains in Central Texas (Wescott)
Simone Longe - (Wescott)
Hilary Martinez - I Don't Need It. You can Have It: Motivations for Whole Body Donation (Graduated May 2013; Brunson)
Brittany McClain - Methodological Comparison of the Microscopic Versus Radiographic Assessment of Cranial Porosities Within the Texas State Donated Skeletal Collection (Graduated May 2016; Hamilton)
Maggie McClain - Examining Patellar Morphology and Musculoskeletal Stress in Prehistoric Populations from Texas (Graduated May 2013; Hamilton)
Chloe McDaneld - The Effects of Plastic Tarps on the Rate of Human Decomposition (Graduated May 2016; Wescott)
Lauren Meckel - The Utility of Dental Cementum Increment Analysis for Estimating Season of Death in Naturally Decomposed Skeletons (Graduated August 2016; Wescott)
Briana New - (Spradley)
Katheryn Phalen - The Effects of Clothing on Human Decomposition (Graduated August 2013; Hamilton)
Maureen Purcell - Sex Differences in the Femur: A Biomechanical Analysis with Forensic Significance (Graduated December 2013; Wescott)
Justin Pyle - Understanding Skeletal Decomposition Through Physical Changes Caused By Bone Weathering (Graduated May 2016; Spradley)
Lauren Ratliff - (Hamilton)
Dorothy Riegert - (Wescott)
Mindy Rogers - (Herrmann)
Audrey Schaefer - Quantitative Age-At-Death Estimation: A Three-Dimensional Morphological Analysis of the Sternal Extremity of the Rib (Graduated December 2017; Herrmann)
Amy Sears - A Test of the Utility of the Vass Universal Post-Mortem Interval Formula in Central Texas (Graduated May 2013; Spradley)
Courtney Siegert - The Application of Consolidation Materials to Burned Bone: A Comparative Approach (Graduated December 2016; Hamilton)
Susan Sincerbox - Postmortem Interval Estimation and Microbe-Driven Decomposition: Bloat, Purge, and Accumulated Degree Days in Central Texas (Hamilton)
Cassie Skipper - Analyzing Biological Relatedness of Individuals from a Late 1800s Missouri Cemetery (Graduated December 2015; Wescott)
Mary Swearinger - (Herrmann)
Kathryn Taylor - Sex Assessment from Carpal Measurements: Discriminant Function Analysis in a Contemporary American Sample (Graduated May 2013; Hamilton)
Jaydee Turner - A Geometric Morphometric Analysis of the Navicular Bone in Humans, Chimpanzees, and Baboons (Graduated May 2013; Erhart)
Chris Wolfe - (Graduate December 2017; Herrmann)
Emilie Wiedenmeyer - (Spradley)
Felicia Wun - Assessing the Utility of Non-metric and Metric Traits in Ancestry Estimation (Graduated May 2014; Spradley)
Nandar Yukyi - Craniometric Variation of Modern Asian and Hispanic Individuals Using Multivariate Analysis (Spradley)
Caroline Znachko - (Hamilton)
Margaret Zywicki - A Study of the Predictability of Rib Fracture Patterns Based on Three Different Modes of Fracture (Graduated May 2014; Wescott)