Diana Lynn Messer, PhD
Western Carolina University
Department of Anthropology & Sociology
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
I am looking forward to joining the faculty in the Anthropology and Sociology Department in the fall. I'm excited to teach Origins of Civilization and Introduction to Forensic Anthropology. And I can't wait to involve students in my research!
SNA INTERNATIONAL IN SUPPORT OF DPAA
I am employed as a forensic anthropologist for SNA International in support of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA). My primary position is as a member of the Cabanatuan Project. The Cab Project represents DPAA’s effort to identify unknown service members from a POW prison camp cemetery in the Philippines. I also work on forensic anthropology, commingled human remains, and material evidence reports.
At Mercyhurst, I was involved in forensic anthropological casework in a leadership role, which consisted of anthropological analysis, report writing and review, and supervision of graduate and undergraduate students . I also taught several introductory and graduate level anthropology and anatomy courses, including Skeletal Trauma Analysis, Human Growth and Development, and Anatomy and Physiology.
THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
Division of Anatomy, College of Medicine
Department of Applied Forensic Sciences
Master's Thesis: Human Craniometric Sexual Dimorphism: Assessing Rensch's Rule and Its Implications for Forensic Classification (e-mail to request copy)
Bachelor's of Science Degree, with honors
SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY
Department of Anthropology