Researcher of the Month – Dr. Katherine Weisensee

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katherine weisenseeAssociate Professor of Anthropology

From her office in Brackett Hall, Dr. Weisensee has helped solve murders. She has been consulted by investigators from several upstate South Carolina counties to contribute her anthropology expertise and examine human remains. She has also authored eight publications in the last five years!

Dr. Weisensee has taught courses in biological and forensic anthropology and human variation. This summer, she led students in excavating a simulated burial for her Human Remains Recovery course. If this course sounds up your alley, she’ll be teaching it again for the next two summers.

The Human Remains Recovery class with Dr. Weisensee at top right.
The Human Remains Recovery class with Dr. Weisensee at top right.

Based on some questions we asked Dr. Weisensee about herself, we’ve pieced together that an ideal day at Clemson would include a vanilla latte and a visit to the Botanical Garden. Her favorite book is The Wayfinders by Wade Davis and her favorite hobby is kayaking. We asked what the Library has done for her lately, and Dr. Weisensee responded, “Created an amazing LibGuide for forensic anthropology.”

Current students, faculty, and staff of Clemson University are eligible for recognition. For more information about the program and the nomination form, visit our Researcher of the Month LibGuide.