Jonathan Bethard, PhD

Dr. Bethard is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of South Florida.  Prior to that he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at Boston University School of Medicine.

Dr. Bethard is a biological anthropologist with research foci in forensic anthropology and bioarchaeology. Dr. Bethard was trained at the University of Tennessee where he received in Ph.D. in 2013. His research interests in include refining methods used for constructing the biological profile in forensic contexts, Andean and Transylvanian bioarchaeology, stable isotope analysis, and geometric morphometrics. He is a member of DMORT-Region IV and has consulted as an instructor for numerous courses in forensic anthropology with the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) in Bogotá, Colombia and Algiers, Algeria. Dr. Bethard and Dr. Smith-Blackmore regularly collaborate on investigations of animal cruelty.