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Natalie Langley, PhD, D-ABFA, is Associate Professor of Anatomy at the LMU-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, Program Director of the LMU Master of Anatomical Sciences program, and an adjunct faculty member in the University of Tennessee Anthropology Department (previous name: Natalie Shirley). She received her B.A. (1998) and M.A. (2001) in anthropology from Louisiana State University and her Ph.D. (2009) from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville as a student of Dr. Richard Jantz, Director Emeritis of the Forensic Anthropology Center. In 2015, Dr. Langley became a board certified forensic anthropologist and is currently a forensic anthropologist for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. She is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (Fellow status), American Association of Anatomists, American Association of Clinical Anatomists and American Association of Physical Anthropologists. In 2007, the AAFS Forensic Science Foundation awarded her the Emerging Forensic Scientist Award for her research in skeletal maturation. Dr. Langley has published articles in the Journal of Forensic Sciences, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Forensic Science International, and Clinical Anatomy, numerous book chapters, and a textbook entitled Forensic Anthropology: An Introduction. In addition to professional academic and applied pursuits, Dr. Langley is an active researcher. She has been awarded five research grants by the National Institute of Justice. Her research interests include skeletal maturation in modern populations, age and sex estimation from the human skeleton, secular changes in skeletal biology, currency of forensic standards, and skeletal trauma. During the spring of 2012, she was the forensic anthropologist on an 8-episode television series airing on the National Geographic Channel entitled The Great American Manhunt.