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Jonathan  Bethard

Jonathan Bethard

Jonathan Bethard
Assistant Professor


Office: SOC 137
Phone: (813) 974-0016



My research explores questions at the intersection of biological anthropology and archaeology, most notably in the fields of bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology. I maintain interest in diverse bioarchaeological questions and have conducted field and laboratory work in the United States, Peru, and the Transylvanian region of Romania. Related to forensic anthropology, I am interested in better understanding modern human skeletal biology to improve estimation of the biological profile and am especially interested in understanding how forensic anthropology is practiced outside of the United States. I have worked as an instructor for numerous courses in forensic anthropology with the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) in Colombia and Algeria and have a current active bioarchaeological research program in Romania.


Ph.D. – Anthropology, University of Tennessee
M.A. – Anthropology, University of Tennessee
B.A. – Anthropology, University of Tennessee


Biological Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Forensic Anthropology, Human Osteology, Paleopathology, Skeletal Trauma Analysis, Bioarchaeology of Children, Bioarchaeology in Transylvania


Biological anthropology, bioarchaeology, forensic anthropology

Graduate Students

Jacqueline Berger, Justin Maiers