Rhian Dunn, M.S.
Rhian Dunn earned her B.A. in Biological Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she gained hands-on experience by working in the Center of Evolutionary Psychology, Repository and Ossuary, and the Biogeochemistry and Bioarchaeology Lab. She then attended Mercyhurst University, earning her M.S. in Forensic and Biological Anthropology. Her master's thesis centered around the utility of postcranial elements, particularly vertebrae, for ancestry estimation (as part of identification process in forensic anthropology). Following the completion of her master's, she was hired on as a Fixed-Term instructor for one academic year at Mercyhurst University to teach undergraduate courses in forensic anthropology and assist with casework. Currently, she is a biological anthropology doctoral student and Graduate Research Assistant at Michigan State University with a focus in forensic anthropology.
Rhian has served as the Courses Coordinator for HD Foreniscs since 2018 and is charged with course accreditation, course payroll, and course accommodation. She has assisted with these short courses, both as a teaching assistant and in an administrative position, for the past three years and highly recommends these courses for students and professionals in the field.