Faculty Profile for Dr. Kate Spradley

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Dr. Kate Spradley
Professor — Anthropology
Assistant Professor — Anthropology
Associate Professor — Anthropology
ELA 234
phone: (512) 245-6539

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Jasinski, M. E., Ossowski, A., & Spradley, M. K. (2019). Dead Bodies of the Enemy: Hidden Graves in the Falstad Forest. Accessing Campscapes: Inclusive Stratigies for Using European Conflicted Heritage, 3(Autumn 2018).
  • Katsanis, S., & Spradley, M. K. (n.d.). Preventing a Third Death: Identification of Missing Migrants at the US-Mexico Border. In Silent Witness: Applying Forensic DNA Evidence in Criminal Investigations and Humanitarian Disasters. Oxford University Press.
  • Gocha, T. P., Spradley, M. K., & Strand, R. (2018). Bodies in Limbo: Issues in Identification and Repatriation of Migrant Remains in South Texas. In Sociopolitics of Migrant Death and Repatriation (pp. 143–156). Springer.
  • Spradley, M. K., Herrmann, N. P., Siegert, C. C., & McDaneld, C. P. (2018). Identifying Migrant Remains in South Texas: Policy and Practice. Forensic Sciences Research.
  • Hefner, J., & Spradley, M. K. (2018, October). Ancestry/Forensic Applications. In The International Enyclopedia of Biological Anthropology. Wiley.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Samuel Lawrence Foundation Award for Righteousness, Samuel Lawrence Foundation. January 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Commander's Community Award, United States Customs and Border Patrol. April 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Diversity Award. 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Foundations of Excellence Award 2015. 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Excellence in Scholarly and Creative Activities (Assistant Professor) in the College of Liberal Arts. 2013

Selected Grants

  • Spradley, Martha K (Principal). Mapping Migrant Burials in South Texas, REP grant, $8000. (Funded: 2014). Grant.
  • Wescott, D J (Principal), Spradley, Martha K (Co-Principal), Upchurch, G (Co-Principal). Acquisition of a High-Resolution X-Ray Computed Tomography (CT) Scanner for Non-Destructive Imaging of Anthropological and Paleontological Specimens for Research, Education, and Preservation Purposes, National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation Program 2012, $705383. (Funded: 2012). Grant.
  • Spradley, Martha K (Principal), Hamilton, M D (Co-Principal). Isotopic and Elemental Analysis of the William Bass Donated Skeletal Collection and Other Modern Donated Collections, Mississippi State University, $19312.48. (Funded: 2008). Grant.
  • Spradley, Martha K. Increasing Positive Identification Rates for Hispanic Individuals, REP grant, $8000. (Funded: 2008). Grant.
  • Spradley, Kate (Principal). Operation Identification NGO liaison, South Texas Human Rights Center, Non-governmental Organization, $31000. (Funded: October 2018 - September 2019). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Editorial Review Board Member
Estudio de Antropologia Biologica
Editorial Review Board Member
Forensic Anthropology
January 2017-Present
Principle Investigator
Operation Identification
North American Coordinator
ForensicOsteology.org (FOROST)
August 2013-Present
Editorial Review Board Member
Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner Research Review
May 2012-Present