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Nici Vance

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Nici Vance, PhD


NTT Assistant Professor


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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.