Faculty Profile for Dr. Michelle Hamilton

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Dr. Michelle Hamilton
Associate Professor — Anthropology
ELA 240
phone: (512) 245-8429

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Wescott, D. J., & Hamilton, M. D. (2018). Recovery and anthropological analysis of Comal County Sheriff’s Office Case 18-05-6014.
  • Fancher, J. P., Aitkenhead-Peterson, J. A., Farris, T., Mix, K. D., Schwab, A. P., Wescott, D. J., & Hamilton, M. D. (2017). An Evaluation of Soil Chemistry in Human Cadaver Decomposition Islands. Forensic Science International, 279, 130–139. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2017.08.002
  • Black, S., Spradley, M. K., & Hamilton, M. D. (2015). Crevice interments deconstructed. Journal of Texas Archeology and History, 2, 1–17.
  • Hamilton, M. D. (2015). Approximately 25 forensic anthropology case reports (i.e., analysis of human skeletal remains) or consultations (i.e., human versus non-human scene analysis) performed for federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and Medical Examiner’s offices.
  • Kjellstrom, A., & Hamilton, M. D. (2014). The Taphonomy of Maritime Warfare: A Forensic Reinterpretation of Sharp Force Trauma from the 1676 Wreck of the Royal Swedish Warship Kronan. In D. L. Martin & C. P. Anderson (Eds.), Bioarchaeological and Forensic Perspectives on Violence: How Violent Death is Interpreted from Skeletal Remains (Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology) (pp. 34–50). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi Favorite Professor Award. 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi Favorite Professor Award. 2014
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Dean’s Excellence Award in Teaching, (College of Liberal Arts, $1000.00). 2014
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi Favorite Professor Award. 2013
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Dean’s Excellence Award in Scholarly/Creative Activity, College of Liberal Arts ($1000.00). 2011

Selected Grants

  • Hamilton, M D. Freeman Fellows Award (Texas State University-San Marcos), Faculty Sponsor for graduate student research project (Soto, McClain, Springs, and Tegtmeyer), $1500.00. (Funded: 2012). Grant.
  • Hamilton, M D. REP Grant (Texas State University-San Marcos): Estimating the Postmortem Interval via Observations of Bone Weathering, $8000.00. (Funded: 2009). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Peer reviewer
submitted case reports for Dr. Jennifer Love, D-ABFA (Forensic Anthropologist for Medical Examiner's Office, Washington, DC)
American Board of Forensic Anthropology
American Academy of Forensic Sciences
American Association of Physical Anthropologists