Erin Kimmerle

Associate Professor



Office: SOC 116
Phone: 813/974-5139


  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • M.A., Anthropology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • B.A., Anthropology, Hamline University


Introduction to Biological Anthropology, Forensic Anthropology, Human Osteology, Bioarchaeology, Introduction to Forensic Science, Human Rights and Transitional Justice, and Advanced Laboratory Methods in Forensic Anthropology.


My research takes a population approach to study variation in aging, growth, and development as it is applied to facial recognition, human identification, demography, and trauma analysis. Demography is important for interpreting human variation and is increasingly becoming an important tool for the strategy of both Prosecutors and Defense lawyers in genocide and war crime trials. As an applied biological anthropologist, I am interested in both the underlying skeletal biology and variation of populations and the ways in which such information is used to enforce human rights through transitional justice initiatives, such as international criminal trials.

Graduate Students

Kara DiComo, Tuesday Frasier, Gennifer Goad, Kelsee Hentschel-Fey, Lyndsey Hornagold, Lauren Nichols, Liotta Noche-Dowdy, Amanda Schultz, Christopher Turner, and Natalie Wise.