Forensic Anthropology Faculty and Staff

Eric Bartelink, Ph.D.: Texas A&M University (2006)

Dr. Bartelink is a physical anthropologist with research interests in forensic anthropology, bioarchaeology, and stable isotope analysis. He teaches various courses in physical anthropology in addition to quantitative methods. He has also assisted in teaching recovery classes through CSU, Chico, Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST), Search and Rescue, and the Criminal Justice Program at SUNY, Canton.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and Member of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Paleopathology Association, Society for American Archaeology, and Society for California Archaeology. Dr. Bartelink is certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, and is a current board member of the Scientific Working Group for Forensic Anthropology (SWG-ANTH) and the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. He serves as the current Director of the Human ID Laboratory.

Colleen Milligan, Ph.D.: Michigan State University (2010)

Dr. Milligan is a physical anthropologist with research interests in bioarchaeology, skeletal biology, and forensic anthropology. She has been a Fellow with the Department of Homeland Security, and has assisted in forensic anthropology casework and recoveries in the State of Michigan and California. She has also assisted in community outreach programs in forensic anthropology and forensic science, as well as recovery training courses for local, state, and federal law enforcement officers. She is a certified instructor through Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST). Dr. Milligan is a Member of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the Paleopathology Association, Society for American Archaeology, and the American Anthropological Association.

P. Willey, Ph.D., DABFA: University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1982)

Dr. Willey is a physical anthropologist with academic and research interests in skeletal biology, and anatomy. In addition to teaching introductory physical anthropology, Dr. Willey teaches a wide variety of upper division courses in physical anthropology as well as forensic anthropology. He is a Full Member of the American Association of Physical Anthropology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. He is a past Officer of the ABFA and is currently a consultant to JPAC, the Central Identification Laboratory in Hawaii.

Emeritus Faculty

Turhon A. Murad, Ph.D. (Emeritus, retired 2010), DABFA (retired 2014): Indiana University (1975)

Dr. Murad is a physical anthropologist with academic interests in skeletal biology, human evolution, and dermatoglyphics. He retired from CSU, Chico in 2010 after thirty-eight years of teaching. He is a Full Member of the American Association of Physical Anthropology and Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Additionally, he was certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. He served as officer of the ABFA for four years. He is Consultant to the Nevada Division of Investigation in Carson City, NV and a Member of DMORT District IX.  In addition to general physical anthropology, Professor Murad previously taught classes which survey the forensic sciences, as well as specialty laboratory and skeletal biology courses. Furthermore, through the California DOJ, he has taught police officers forensic anthropology. In the past, he has participated in offering recovery courses at Davis, Fairfield, and Sacramento, as well as at Quantico, VA.

Staff

Alex Perrone, MA: CSU, Chico (2013)

Human Identification Laboratory Supervisor with academic and research interests in bioarchaeology, paleopathology, skeletal biology, forensic anthropology, and California prehistory. She coordinates forensic and bioarchaeological casework in the CSU-HIL, oversees interns enrolled in the Certificate in Forensic Identification, and teaches courses in physical anthropology.  She is a member of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Paleopathology Association, Society for American Archaeology, and Society for California Archaeology.

Kevin Dalton, MA (2012): CSU, Chico

Archaeology Laboratory Supervisor with academic interest in northern California prehistory. He is a past CSUC-HIL Laboratory Technician has assisted the FBI, in addition to a large number of northern California county sheriff-coroners.