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Hello! 

 

I am an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC. 

Diana Lynn Messer, PhD

ANTHROPOLOGIST

Western Carolina University

Department of Anthropology & Sociology

Cullowhee, NC

dmesser@wcu.edu

828.227.2430

 
August 2020-Present
Assistant Professor

WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY

At WCU, I am teach multiple undergraduate biological and forensic anthropology courses. I also consult on forensic anthropological cases in the area and I am looking to expand my research in pediatric fracture healing to include students. 

2018-2020

Forensic Anthropologist

SNA INTERNATIONAL IN SUPPORT OF DPAA

I was employed as a forensic anthropologist for SNA International in support of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) for two years. My primary position was 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 worked on forensic anthropology, commingled human remains, and material evidence reports.

2017-2018

Post-Doctoral Faculty

MERCYHURST UNIVERSITY

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.

 
EXPERTISE
I'M A
FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGIST
I'M A
BIOLOGICAL
 ANTHROPOLOGIST
I'M AN
ANATOMIST
I'M AN
EDUCATOR
EXPERIENCE
 
EDUCATION
2013-2019

Doctoral Degree

2011-2013

Master's Degree

MERCYHURST UNIVERSITY

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)

2006-2010

Bachelor's of Science Degree, with honors

RESEARCH
 
BIOARCH RESEARCH
FORENSIC RESEARCH
ANATOMY RESEARCH
FORENSIC SERVICES
 
Biological Profile Analysis
Skeletal Trauma Analysis
Forensic Archaeological Search & Recovery
Determination of Forensic Significance
Cold Cases
Training & Workshops
 
CONTACT ME

Diana Lynn Messer, PhD

ANTHROPOLOGIST 

Email:

dianamesser@gmail.com

dmesser@wcu.edu

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