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Graduate Student
Email:    ssummers11@ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • M.A.A. Applied Anthropology, University of Maryland College Park, 2018
  • B.A. Anthropology, Dickinson College, 2015
  • A.A. General Studies (Concentration: Sociocultural Anthropology), Montgomery College, 2013

Subfield

Biological Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Valerie Burke DeLeon


Research Interests

Forensic anthropology, postcranial skeletal morphology, ankle morphology focusing on the talus, human skeletal variation


Selected Publications

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

Graduate Student
Email:    @ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • M.Sc., Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology, University College London, 2016
  • B.A. Biological Anthropology, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 2013

Subfield

Forensic Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Valerie Burke DeLeon


Research Interests

The interaction between the brain and skull in humans for the purposes of positive forensic identification


Selected Publications

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • Elizabeth Eddy Summer New Graduate Student Research Grant, 2019
Research Assistant Scientist
Office: Cancer Genetics Research Center Room G-17B
Phone: (352) 273-8270
Email: phoebes@ufl.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Florida, 2002
  • M.A. University of Texas, 1993
  • B.A. University of California Santa Barbara, 1990

Research Interests

Forensic Anthropology, Human Skeletal Variation, Human Identification, Paleopathology


Personal Statement

As the last graduate student of Dr. William R. Maples, founder of the C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory, I am proud to return to continue Dr. Maples’ traditions in forensic analysis, while expanding the lab’s interests in research.  I have a collegial and interdisciplinary focus that I foresee will bring new collaborations to the Pound Lab.  I have a growing interest in interdisciplinary research within anthropology, especially in exploring the intersection of cultural anthropology with forensic science.  This interest set the tone of my “Anatomical Diaspora” article.  I have an active role in the American Association of Physical Anthropology Committee on Diversity, and act as a faculty mentor and facilitator for the Increasing Diversity in Anthropological and Evolutionary Sciences (IDEAS) project, an NSF funded effort that has supported first generation and/or racial minority individuals transitioning into the biological anthropology community.

My forensic consults include serving the North Dakota State Historical Society, the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office, the Grand Forks County Coroner’s Office, and medical examiner districts throughout the state of Florida.

Previously an associate professor at the University of North Dakota, for twelve years I directed its Forensic Science Program, created a trace evidence teaching laboratory, and assisted undergraduates with entry into the spectrum of forensic science careers.


Positions and Honors

Positions and Employment

  • 2018 to present—Research Assistant Scientist, University of Florida C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory.     
  • 2011 to 2018—Associate Professor, University of North Dakota                 
  • 2010-2011 Chair, Anthropology Department
  • 2003 to 2016 Director, Forensic Science Program, University of North Dakota
  • 2003 to 2011-Assistant Professor, University of North Dakota

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

  • American Paleopathology Association since 2017
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science since 2015
  • North Dakota Funeral Directors Association 2013-2018
  • Academy of Forensic Sciences since 1997, Fellow since 2007
  • American Association of Physical Anthropologists since 1994
  • International Association for Identification Associate Member since 2008
  • Bones and Behavior Group since 2008
  • Organization of American Historians 2005-2006      
  • 2014 to 2016—Section Chair of the Anthropology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences
  • 2013-2014—Section Secretary of the Physical Anthropology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences

Honors

  • 2003 Ellis R. Kerley Foundation Award, American Academy of Forensic Sciences
  • 2002 Goggin Fellowship, Department of Anthropology University of Florida
  • 2001 Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship
  • 1999 William R. Maples Scholarship, University of Florida

Selected Publications

Stubblefield, P. R. (2011), The Anatomical Diaspora: Evidence of Early American Anatomical Traditions in North Dakota. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 56: no. doi: 10.1111/j.1556-4029.2011.01738.x.  First published online March 29,2011.

Stubblefield, P.R. (2011).  “A Strategy for Improving Forensic Anthropology Research Opportunities.”  Forensic Science: Policy & Management 2:11-13.

Stubblefield, PR (1999) Homicide or Accident off the Coast of Florida: Trauma Analysis of Mutilated Human Remains.  Journal of Forensic Sciences 44(4):716-719

Behrensmeyer, A. K., J. Quade, Thure E. Cerling, Kappelman, J., I. Khan, P. Copeland, L. Roe, J. Hicks, Phoebe Stubblefield, B. Willis, C. LaTorre. 2007.  The structure and rate of late Miocene expansion of C4 plants: evidence from lateral variation in stable isotopes in paleosols of the Siwalik series, northern Pakistan.  GSA Bulletin, 119 (11): 1486–1505.

Rankin-Hill L and P Stubblefield (2000).  African-American History Uncovered: Skeletal Remains As a Vehicle to the Past, in The Tulsa Race Riot, A Scientific, Historical and Legal Analysis, JH Franklin and S Ellsworth, eds.  Report submitted to the Tulsa Race Riot Commission, November 2000

More Publications Available on Google Scholar


Contribution to Science

In this multi-year project, my colleagues and I contributed to the geological time scale for the Northern Pakistan.  I contributed geomagnetic dates for an area known for Miocene mammals and the ape Sivapithecus.

  • Behrensmeyer, A. K., J. Quade, Thure E. Cerling, Kappelman, J., I. Khan, P. Copeland, L. Roe, J. Hicks, Phoebe Stubblefield, B. Willis, C. LaTorre. 2007.  The structure and rate of late Miocene expansion of C4 plants: evidence from lateral variation in stable isotopes in paleosols of the Siwalik series, northern Pakistan.  GSA Bulletin, 119 (11): 1486–1505.

Research Support

Ongoing Research Support

 

Completed Research Support (within the past three years)

 

Courses Taught

  • Analysis of Forensic Evidence
  • Anthropology of Death
  • Introduction to Forensic Anthropology
  • Introduction to the Forensic Sciences
  • Forensic Anthropology Field School
  • Forensic Science
  • Forensic Science Internship
  • Human Osteology
  • Human Variation
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Online courses:
  • Introduction to Biological Anthropology
  • Forensic Science

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Graduate Student

Mailbox: Turlington Hall Rm 1112, PO Box 117305, Gainesville, FL 32611-7305
Email:    kbermudez@ufl.edu

Education

  • Ph.D.,
  • M.A., Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • B.S., Geology with a minor in Geography, University of Florida 2012

Subfield

Archaeology

Biological Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Krigbaum


Research Interests

Human Osteology, Bioarchaeology, Forensic Anthropology, Elemental and Isotopic Geochemistry


Selected Publications

 

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

 

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Graduate Student

Mailbox: Turlington Hall Rm 1112, PO Box 117305, Gainesville, FL 32611-7305
Email: aip231@ufl.edu

Education

  • Ph.D.,
  • M.A.,
  • B.A.,

Subfield

Archaeology

Biological


Chair

Dr. Warren


Research Interests

Skeletal age estimation, error and uncertainty in forensic anthropological methods, theoretical frameworks for forensic anthropology, ritual use of human remains


Selected Publications

(in press) Michala K. Stock, Allysha P. Winburn, and George H. Burgess. Skeletal Indicators of Shark Feeding on Human Remains: Evidence from Florida Forensic Anthropology Cases. Journal of Forensic Sciences, est. publication date 2017.

(in press) Allysha P. Winburn.  Subjective with a Capital S? Issues of Objectivity in Forensic Anthropology. Edited book chapter, Forensic Anthropology: Theoretical Framework and Scientific Basis. Forensic Science in Focus series, Wiley-Blackwell, est. publication date 2017. 

(in press) Allysha P. Winburn, Katie M. Rubin, Carrie B. LeGarde, and Janet E. Finlayson. Use of Qualitative and Quantitative Techniques in the Resolution of a Small-Scale Medicolegal Case of Commingled Human Remains. Florida Scientist, est. publication date 2017.

2017  Allysha P. Winburn, Raphael Martinez, and Sarah K. Schoff.  Afro-Cuban Ritual Use of Human Remains: Medicolegal Considerations. Journal of Forensic Identification 67(1):1-30.

2016  Allysha P. Winburn, Sarah K. Schoff, and Michael W. Warren. Assemblages of the Dead: Interpreting the Biocultural and Taphonomic Signature of Afro-Cuban Palo Practice in Florida. Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage 5(1):1-37. DOI: 10.1080/21619441.2016.1138760.

2015  Sean D. Tallman and Allysha P. Winburn. Forensic Applicability of Femur Subtrochanteric Shape to Ancestry Assessment in Thai and White American Males. Journal of Forensic Sciences 60(5):1283-1289.


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • National Institute of Justice (NIJ) FY 15 Graduate Research Fellowship Program in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (Grant #: 2015-R2-CX-0009), “Skeletal Age Estimation in Modern U.S. Adults: The Effects of Activity, Body Mass, and Osteoarthritis on Age-Related Changes in the Acetabulum”
  • P.E.O. Scholar Award (International Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood), 2015-16, The Carolyn Cooley, Ph.D. Endowed Scholar (one of 13 Endowed and Named P.E.O. Scholars)

Graduate Student

Mailbox: Turlington Hall Rm 1112, PO Box 117305, Gainesville, FL 32611-7305
Email: l.vanvoorhis@ufl.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Florida (in progress)
  • M.A., Anthropology, Florida Atlantic University, 2013
  • B.S., Anthropology and Human Biology, Emory University, 2011
  • B.A. French Studies, Emory University, 2011

Subfield

Archaeology

Biological


Chair

Dr. Krigbaum


Research Interests

Bioarchaeology, Human Osteology, Stable Isotopes, Forensic Anthropology, Paleopathology, Museum Studies, Prehistoric South Florida and Southeast


Selected Publications

 

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

 

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Graduate Student

Mailbox: Turlington Hall Rm 1112, PO Box 117305, Gainesville, FL 32611-7305
Email: krubin@ufl.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Florida (in progress)
  • M.A., Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, 2012
  • B.A., Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, 2012

Subfield

Biological Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Warren

Dr. Goldberger


Research Interests

Forensic anthropology; Human identification; Skeletal toxicology; Skeletal pathology; Skeletal trauma; Chemical weapons; Human rights investigation


Selected Publications

Rubin, K.M. and DeLeon, V.B. (In press). Ancestral variation in orbital rim shape: A three-dimensional pilot study. Journal of Forensic Sciences.

Winburn, A. P., Rubin, K. M., LeGarde, C. B., and Finlayson, J. E. (In press). Use of qualitative and quantitative techniques in the resolution of a small-scale medicolegal case of commingled human remains. Florida Scientist.

Rubin, K. (2013). The manifestation of cocaine-induced midline destructive lesion in bone tissue and its identification in human skeletal remains. Forensic Science International, 231, 408.e1-408.e11.


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • University of Florida Graduate School Fellowship, 2012-2016
  • University of Florida, Department of Anthropology, William R. Maples Award, 2016
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences Humanitarian and Human Rights Resource Center Grant (through support of the National Institute of Justice Forensic Technology Center of Excellence program), 2015
  • Forensic Science Foundation Lucas Grant, 2015
  • Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command Forensic Science Academy Fellowship through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, 2014

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Graduate Student

Mailbox: Turlington Hall Rm 1112, PO Box 117305, Gainesville, FL 32611-7305
Email: taylorpolvadore@ufl.edu

Education

  • Ph.D.,
  • M.A., Anthropology, University of Florida, 2016
  • B.A.,

Subfield

Biological


Chair

Daegling


Research Interests

Locomotion, Skeletal Biomechanics, Primate Morphology, Human Osteology, Forensic Anthropology


Selected Publications

 

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Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

 

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Graduate Student

Mailbox: Turlington Hall Rm 1112, PO Box 117305, Gainesville, FL 32611-7305
Email: jfinlayson@ufl.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • M.A., California State University, Chico, 2014
  • B.A., Michigan State University, 2011

Subfield

Biological


Chair

Dr. Warren


Research Interests

Forensic Anthropology, X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry, Commingling, Stable Isotope Analysis, Application of Chemometric Methods to Forensic Anthropology, Personal Identification


Selected Publications

Finlayson JE, Bartelink EJ, Perrone A, Dalton KD. 2017. Multi-method resolution of small-scale commingling. Journal of Forensic Sciences 62(2):493-497.

Winburn, AP, Rubin, KM, LeGarde, CB, and Finlayson, JE. In press. Use of qualitative and quantitative techniques in the resolution of a small-scale medicolegal case of commingled human remains. Florida Scientist.

Perrone A, Finlayson JE, Bartelink EJ, Dalton K. Application of X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) for Sorting Commingled Human Remains. Pp. 145-165 in Adams BJ, Byrd JE, eds. Commingled Human Remains: Methods in Recovery, Analysis, and Identification. Elsevier Inc, San Diego.


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

 

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Graduate Student

Mailbox: Turlington Hall Rm 1112, PO Box 117305, Gainesville, FL 32611-7305
Email: hduecker@ufl.edu

Education

  • Ph.D.,
  • M.A.,
  • B.A.,

Subfield

Biological


Chair

Dr. Warren


Research Interests

Skeletal Biology, Forensic Anthropology, Human Rights Violations in Latin America, Human Migration, Skeletal Indicators of Stress, Craniometric Variation


Selected Publications

 

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards