FORENSIC OSTEOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS LABORATORY
 
 
   

 
ABOUT US

Primary Investigator:

Dr. Alison Galloway  gallow@ucsc.edu

Alison Galloway (Ph.D. 1988 University of Arizona) is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz and the primary investigator of FOIL. With 25 years experience in the field of forensic anthropology, she teaches in this area at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She has handled cases from Arizona and Tennessee before coming to California. Currently, her casework draws from the central coast of California, along with its Central Valley and extreme north. She is board certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and an associate member of IAI. 

In addition to the introductory course for physical anthropology, her courses include Human Skeletal Biology (ANTH 102), Forensic Anthropology (ANTH 103), Human Adaptability (ANTH 104) and Physical Anthropology Practice (ANTH 108). Senior seminars are offered in Reproduction and Human Evolution and in the History of Race Theory in Physical Anthropology. She was a winner of the Excellence in Teaching Award for UCSC in 1994 and was a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer in 2003-2005.

Alison Galloway's Curriculum Vitae


Secondary Investigator:

Chelsey Juarez, MA   cjuarez@ucsc.edu

Chelsey Juarez has advanced to candidacy for her PhD in Physical Anthropology at UCSC, and a secondary investigator of FOIL. Chelsey has five years experience in the field of forensic anthropology and offers courses including Intro. to Forensic Anthropology, Dental Anthropology, Human Osteology, and Intro. to Physical Anthropology. She has handled cases from along the central coast of California, along with its Central Valley and extreme north. She is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and IAI. She has also been recently elected the President of the Graduate Student Association.

Chelsey Juarez's Curriculum Vitae

Secondary Investigator:

Lauren Zephro, MA, CLPE lzephro@yahoo.com

Lauren Zephro obtained her Masters degree in Anthropology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, before enrolling in the PhD program at UCSC.  She has over twelve years of experience in forensic anthropology and nine years of experience in general forensics, including crime scene investigation and latent print examination.  Lauren has taught Forensic Anthropology and Human Osteology at UCSC and has provided law enforcement training in crime scene investigation and evidence examination.  She has been working as a Forensic Anthropologist in the central California coast area for nine years and has handled cases from along the central coast of California, along with its Central Valley and extreme north. She is a full member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, International Association for Identification, California State Division of the IAI, and the Society of Forensic Anthropologists (SOFA).  Lauren is an IAI certified latent print examiner and a secondary investigator of the FOIL.

Lauren Zephro's Curriculum Vitae

Secondary Investigator:

Cris Hughes, MA   cehughes@ucsc.edu

Cris Hughes obtained her Masters in Physical Anthropology at UCSC in the Spring of 2007. She has been a teaching assistant for Intro. to Phyiscal Anthropology. She has worked for the past three years at FOIL handing cases from the central California coast. In addition, Cris works with the FAFG, the Guatemalan Forensic Foundation in Guatemala City for her dissertation research focusing on Mayan subpopulation skeletal variation as a means to refine identification methods currently used in the forensic analysis of victims of the 1970s and 1980s Guatemalan genocide. Cris is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and IAI.

Cris Hughes' Curriculum Vitae

 
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