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Dr. Natalie Shirley

Natalie Shirley, PhD
Associate Professor of Anatomy
DCOM 430
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752
423.869.6363
natalie.shirley@lmunet.edu

Curriculum vitae for Dr. Natalie Shirley

Education

Tulane University, 1993-1995
BA, Anthropology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La.
MA, Anthropology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La.
PhD, Anthropology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Honors and Awards

Tulane University Academic Excellence Scholarship, 1994
Sidney E. and Ruby Shayn Blumenthal Honors Scholarship at Tulane University, 1994
Outstanding Senior Scholarship in German studies, 1998
Louisiana State University summa cum laude graduate, 1998, 2001
Phi Beta Kappa, 1998
Lamda Alpha Anthropology Society, 1998
Tulane University and Louisiana State University Dean's Lists, 1993-2001
Louisiana State University Graduate Assistantships, 1999-2000
LSU Department of Anthropology Robert C. West Research Grant, 2000
University of Tennessee Hilton Smith Fellowship, 2003
University of Tennessee Graduate Assistantships, 2004-2007
University of Tennessee GSS Travel Award, 2007
American Academy of Forensic Sciences Emerging Forensic Scientist Award, 2007
National Institute of Justice Dissertation Grant, 2007
Bass Endowment Research Grant, 2007
University of Tennessee Department of Anthropology Kneberg-Lewis Scholarship, 2008

Research Interests

Skeletal maturation, secular change, age and sex estimation, modern human skeletal variation, geometric morphometric methods, Bayesian statistics, integrity and currency of forensic standards