dawn mulhern 

Mulhern with students
Dr. Mulhern received her B.S. from Cornell University in 1992 and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1994 and 1996, respectively.  From 1998-2005, she worked at the Repatriation Osteology Laboratory, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution documenting skeletal remains prior to repatriation. She began teaching at Fort Lewis College in 2005 and is currently Chair and Associate Professor of Anthropology, Coordinator of the Forensic Studies Minor and NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act) Coordinator for the college.  She serves as a forensic anthropology consultant to local law enforcement, is a member of a national disaster response team and is on the editorial board for the Journal of Forensic Sciences. Dr. Mulhern maintains membership in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the American Association of Physical Anthropologists and the Society for American Archaeology. Dr. Mulhern has conducted histological research on Nubian mummies, fieldwork at Giza, Egypt and is currently investigating mortuary and disease patterns in Basketmaker populations from the Durango area as well as mortuary patterns from an historic cemetery in La Plata County.