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Kate Spradley

Dr. Kate Spradley Associate Professor

PhD, The University of Tennessee
E-mail: mks@txstate.edu         
Phone: (512) 245-8272
Office: ELA 234

I received my PhD from The University of Tennessee in  2006. My research focuses on human biological variation. Specifically, I am interested in using craniometric data to understand biological relationships among various population groups. I also apply knowledge of human variation for purposes of sex and ancestry estimation in forensic anthropology. I have recently received funding from NIJ to generate new data and methods for sex and ancestry estimation for individuals considered Hispanic.

Research Interests:
Human Variation,  Biological Anthropological Aspects of  Human Migrations, Secular Change, Quantitative Methods, Forensic Anthropology, Identification methods of U.S. / Mexico Border Crossing Fatalities, Geometric Morphometrics

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses
ANTH 3343 Human Variation
ANTH 3375 Growth and Development
ANTH 4382 Techniques in Forensic Anthropology

Graduate
Courses
ANTH 5343 Advanced Human Variation
ANTH 5374 Growth and Development
ANTH 5375 Techniques in Forensic Anthropology
ANTH 5378 Human Identification
ANTH 5374W Forensic Anthropology Field Methods