Forensic Anthropology Faculty and Staff

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

Dr. Bartelink is a physical anthropologist with research interests in bioarchaeology, stable isotope analysis, and forensic anthropology. He teaches various courses in physical anthropology in addition to quantitative methods. He has also assisted in teaching recovery classes through CSU-Chico, the California DOJ, Search and Rescue, and the Criminal Justice Program at SUNY, Canton.  He 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.

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. She has also assisted in community outreach programs on both forensic anthropology and the forensic sciences, as well as, recovery training courses for local, state, and federal law enforcement officers. She 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 J-PAC, the Central Identification Laboratory in Hawaii.

Staff:

Shannon Clinkinbeard, BA (2007): MA in Progress, CSU, Chico

CSU-Chico Human Identification Laboratory (CSUC-HIL) Supervisor. She coordinates forensic casework in the CSUC-HIL, assists in instructing undergraduates, conducts K-12 lab tours, and oversees the work of interns enrolled in the Certificate in Forensic Identification.

Kevin Dalton, BA (2003): MA in Progress, CSU, Chico

Archaeology Laboratory Technician 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.

Emeritus Faculty

Turhon A. Murad, Ph.D. (Retired 2010) DABFA: Indiana University (1975)

Dr. Murad is a physical Anthropolgist with academic interest in skeletal biology, human evolution anddermatoglyphics.  He retired from CSU-Chico in 2010 after thirty-eight years of teaching. He is a full member of the American Associaiton of Physical Anthropology and Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Additionally, he has been certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Foensic Anthropology. He served as officer of the ABFA for four years and a member of DMORT District IX.