Jesse R. Goliath, PhD, RPA

Skeletal Biologist | Forensic Anthropologist


 Jesse Goliath is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies  and a Senior Research Associate for the Cobb Institute of Archaeology at Mississippi State University. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and has done extensive forensic casework for city, state, and federal agencies. He is Founding Director of the Mississippi Repository for Missing and Unidentified Persons Project and serves as a consulting Forensic Anthropologist for the state of Mississippi. 

Dr. Goliath has published on various topics in skeletal histology, functional anatomy, forensic age estimation, and diversity and inclusion. He is currently investigating new methods for detecting variances in bone morphology using micro-CT and other imaging modalities. Moreover, he is working on developing inclusive practices in forensic anthropology casework and education initiatives.  


Jesse R. Goliath

Assistant Professor

Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures

Cobb Institute of Archaeology | Mississippi State University


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