Research description: I am an assistant professor of anthropology specializing in forensic anthropology and quantitative methods. My research interests in forensic anthropology include the estimation of ancestry using macromorphoscopic (cranial nonmetric) traits, skeletal age, and biodistance analysis. I am currently focusing on the standardization and quantification of macromorphoscopic traits with robust and appropriate classification statistics, including data mining techniques and machine learning methods. My professional activities center on forensic anthropological method and theory and statistical approaches to biological anthropology, including biodistance analysis, categorical data analysis, geometric morphometric methods, data excavation, and parametric/nonparametric classification statistics. I am also a board certified forensic anthropologist.