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Erin  Kimmerle

Erin Kimmerle

Erin Kimmerle
Associate Professor


Office: SOC 118
Phone: 813/974-5139



Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
M.A., Anthropology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
B.A., Anthropology, Hamline University


Introduction to Biological Anthropology, Forensic Anthropology, Human Osteology, Bioarchaeology, Introduction to Forensic Science, Human Rights and Transitional Justice, Advanced Laboratory Methods in Forensic Anthropology


My research takes a population approach to study variation in aging, growth, and development as it is applied to facial recognition, human identification, demography, and trauma analysis. Demography is important for interpreting human variation and is increasingly becoming an important tool for the strategy of both Prosecutors and Defense lawyers in genocide and war crime trials. As an applied biological anthropologist, I am interested in both the underlying skeletal biology and variation of populations and the ways in which such information is used to enforce human rights through transitional justice initiatives, such as international criminal trials.

Graduate Students

Rhonda Coolidge, Gennifer Goad, Kelsee Hentschel, Ashley Humphries, Carrie LeGarde, Liotta Noche-Dowdy, Melissa Pope, Jaime Sykes

Current Courses

RefCourseSecCourse TitleCRDayTimeLocation
88333ANT 4930003Cold Case Analysis
Pre-req: Osteology OR Forensic Anthropology Email for permit

SOC 131
84479ANG 6511003Cold Case Analysis

SOC 131
86421ANG 6971010Thesis: Master's

TBA 100
88839ANG 7905010Directed Individual Study

TBA 100
85301ANG 7910010Directed Research

TBA 100
91760ANG 7980010Dissertation: Doctoral

TBA 100