Distinguished alumnus to present “Forensic Anthropology and the Science of Death”


As part of Lake Erie College’s annual Homecoming/Alumni Weekend, distinguished alumnus Dr. John A. Williams will be on campus to present an interactive talk titled "Forensic Anthropology and the Science of Death.” The talk will take place Friday, Sept. 25 at 12:30 p.m. in the Coe Conference Room in the Arthur S. Holden Center.

In his presentation, Dr. Williams will discuss the forensic field of death investigation from his perspective as a forensic anthropologist.Drawing on some of his favorite and unusual cases, he will show how forensic science functions in the real world, as opposed to how it is presented in Hollywood’s showy interpretations.

A member of the class of 1975, Dr. Williams is a professor of anthropology at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, N.C. In his career spanning more than three decades, he has worked with various law enforcement agencies and medical examiners throughout the United States. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. Dr. Williams received his bachelor’s degree from Lake Erie College and his master’s and doctoral degrees from The Ohio State University.

For more information on "Forensic Anthropology and the Science of Death,” contact Dr. Johnathan Tedesco, dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and assistant professor of chemistry, at jtedesco@lec.edu.

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