Get to Know: Dr. Meredith Tise

We are pleased to introduce our newest instructor, Meredith Tise. Dr. Tise has conducted forensic anthropological recoveries and laboratory casework in Georgia, Texas, Arizona, and Florida and has collected metric skeletal data from over 1500 skeletons from around the world, including Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, England, France, Portugal, and South Africa. She will begin teaching the Buried Bodies and Surface Skeletons: Recovery Techniques course in Jacksonville, Fla. on May 3-5. She replaces Bruce Herring, who officially retired in 2020.

Career

In 2011, Dr. Tise worked as a Forensic Anthropology Fellow at the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner in Tucson, Arizona assisting in the identification of deceased individuals along the United States-Mexico border. From 2012 to 2014, she served as the Laboratory Manager for the University of South Florida Institute of Forensic Anthropology and Applied Sciences where she assisted law enforcement agencies with forensic anthropological recoveries and skeletal analyses, as well as led the field operations and DNA sample submissions for the Former Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys Boot Hill Cemetery Project in Marianna, Fla. 

From 2014 to 2015, she was a Lecturer in Forensic Anthropology at the University of Lincoln, in Lincoln, United Kingdom, and from 2015 to 2017, she worked as a forensic anthropologist and recovery leader with History Flight on the MIA Project where she conducted American WWII MIA/KIA recoveries in both the Central Pacific and Europe. 

Currently, she works for the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office in Largo, Fla. as the Forensic Quality Assurance Coordinator where she manages the ANAB forensic accreditation for both the crime scene and latent print disciplines, and she is a consulting forensic anthropologist for the District Six Medical Examiner’s Office in Largo, Fla.

Education

Dr. Tise received her Ph.D. in Applied Anthropology from the University of South Florida with a concentration in forensic anthropology, her M.A. in Anthropology from Texas State University, and her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Georgia.