Nici Vance, PhD
NTT Assistant Professor
Dr. Nici Vance is the Forensic Anthropologist for the Oregon State Police Medical Examiner Division, and a Forensic Scientist for the OSP Forensic Services Division. Since 1995, Dr. Vance has been a Forensic Biologist, a crime scene analyst and an advanced bloodstain pattern analyst as well as providing Forensic Anthropology services to the state of Oregon. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Montana, a Master’s degree in Anthropology from Portland State University, and a Ph.D. in Anatomy from the University of Pretoria (South Africa). Her main interests are the biomechanics of human skeletal trauma, macromorphoscopic analysis of unidentified human remains, and taphonomic processes.