Forensic Studies Minor - Faculty

Forensic Studies Faculty

Dr. Brian Burke
Professor of Psychology

Expertise 

  • Scholarship of teaching
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Terror management theory

Education

  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Arizona, 2003
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, University of Arizona, 1999
  • B.S., Psychology, McGill University, 1997

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Dr. Steven Fenster
Associate Professor of Biology

Interests

  • Molecular neurobiology
  • Neural cell biology
  • Molecular genetics

Education

  • Ph.D., Cell Biology, University of Alabama-Birmingham, 2000
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, University of California-San Diego, 1991

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Dr. Dawn Mulhern
Chair and Professor of Anthropology &
Coordinator of the Forensic Studies Minor

Expertise

  • Skeletal biology
  • Forensic anthropology
  • Bioarchaeology
  • Paleopathology
  • Human evolution
  • Repatriation

Education

  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1996
  • M.A., Anthropology, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1994
  • B.S., Cornell University, 1992

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Dr. Ryan Schwarz
Assistant Professor of Biology

Expertise

  • Symbiont communities of bees
  • Trypanosomatid parasites of insects
  • Phylogenetics and genomics
  • Honey bee biology and health
  • Invertebrate immune systems

Education

  • Ph.D., Biology, University of New Mexico, 2007
  • B.S., Renewable Natural Resources, University of Arizona, 1995

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Jesse Tune
Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Professional interests

  • Hunter-gatherer behavioral adaptations during the Pleistocene/Holocene transition 
  • Lithic technological organization
  • Environmental archaeology
  • Geoarchaeology
  • Human/environment interactions
  • Public archaeology

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