Dr. Amy Mundorff graduated in 2010 with a PhD in archaeology. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology, at the University of Tennessee. Mundorff is a biological anthropologist specializing in forensic anthropology and disaster victim identification management. Prior to entering academics, Amy was the Forensic Anthropologist for the Office of Chief Medical Examiner, the City of New York (1999-2004), where she analyzed forensic cases and managed the World Trade Center mortuary operations. Much of her research focuses on managerial aspects of Disaster Victim Identification and developing new techniques to locate clandestine burials.

Mundorff’s interest in documenting and disseminating the lessons learned from managing a large-scale disaster victim identification operation brought her to SFU. “I was looking for people who had practical experience so that they would be able to guide me through the dissertation experience in a way that was meaningful to me. SFU was able to offer me that.”