Education and Certification

2013:   Board Certified:  Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology (D-ABFA #95)

 

2007:   Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Anthropology. Arizona State University.

            GPA at PhD level: 4.0 

Dissertation:  A Re-evaluation and Revision of Pubic Symphysis and Sternal Rib End Aging Techniques Using a Modern Multiracial Autopsy Sample

 

2002:   Master of Arts in Bioarchaeology.  Arizona State University.

            Master’s Thesis:  Habitual Activity Patterns at the Historic Period Maya Site of Tipu, Belize

 

1999:   Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Archaeology (double major).  Cornell University. 

GPA 3.49 

Dean’s List (1997-1999)

Professional Experience and Training

Current Employment

January 2015 – present:

Forensic Anthropologist, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner – State of Connecticut

Specific duties:

  • Perform anthropological casework in Connecticut

  • Crime scene response – search, recovery, and burial excavation

  • Participate in mass fatality training and response

  • Assist with training in the laboratory and mentoring visiting researchers and interns

  • Provide expert testimony

  • Provide lectures and training to OCME employees or outside jurisdictions on these topics as a representative of the OCME

August 2012 - present:

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Hofstra University

Current Consultancies

July 2014 – present:

Forensic Anthropologist and Owner of Forensic Anthropology Services, LLC

www.forensicanthropologyservicesllc.com

Specific duties:

  • Perform laboratory and scene consultations in Forensic Anthropology

  • Mass fatality response

  • Provide expert testimony

  • Educational and public lectures

 

July 2014 – present:

Contracted Forensic Anthropologist for the Suffolk County Office of the Medical Examiner

Office of the Medical Examiner

Hauppauge, New York

Specific duties:

  • Perform anthropological casework in Suffolk County, NY

  • Provide expert testimony

  • Crime scene response – search, recovery, and burial excavation

 

July 2015 – present:

Contracted Forensic Anthropologist for the Dutchess County Medical Examiner

Dutchess County Medical Examiner

Poughkeepsie, NY  

Specific duties:

  • Perform anthropological casework in Dutchess County, NY

  • Provide expert testimony

  • Crime scene response – search, recovery, and burial excavation

 

May 2017 – present:

Contracted Forensic Anthropologist for Rockland County Medical Examiner’s Office

Rockland County Medical Examiner

Pomona, NY

Specific duties:

  • Perform anthropological casework in Rockland County, NY

  • Provide expert testimony

  • Crime scene response – search, recovery, and burial excavation

 

June 2017 – present:

Consulting Forensic Anthropologist for Westchester County Medical Examiner’s Office

 Westchester County Medical Examiner

Valhalla, NY  

Specific duties:

  • Perform anthropological casework in Westchester County

  • Provide expert testimony

  • Crime scene response – search, recovery, and burial excavation

Previous Employment

March 2007 –December 2014:

Assistant Director of the Forensic Anthropology Unit, NYC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

Disaster Response

2005:  

Forensic Anthropologist deployed to Hurricane Katrina Disaster in New Orleans and St. Gabriel, LA (member of DMORT Region 9) from September 11-26, 2005

2001:  

Forensic Anthropologist deployed to the World Trade Center Disaster in New York City, NY (member of DMORT Region 9) from October 3-15, 2001

Selected Publications

Hartnett-McCann KM, and Kohlmeier RE. In press.  Chapter 2 The Skull in Concrete: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Identification.  In:  Garvin HM and Langley NR (eds.), Case Studies in Forensic Anthropology: Bonified Skeletons.  1st edition.  CRC Press.  Anticipated publication date October 23, 2019.

 

Fulginiti LC, Hartnett-McCann KM, and DiModica F.  In press.  Chapter 10  Sealed for Your Protection: A Triple Homicide Involving the Use of a Corrosive Agent to Obscure Identity.  In:  Garvin HM and Langley NR (eds.), Case Studies in Forensic Anthropology: Bonified Skeletons.  1st edition.  CRC Press.  Anticipated publication date October 23, 2019.

 

Fulginiti LC, Hartnett-McCann KM, and Galloway A (editors).  2019.  Forensic Anthropology and the U.S. Judicial System.  Forensic Science in Focus Series, 1st Edition.  Wiley: Chichester, West Sussex.

 

Hartnett-McCann KM, Fulginiti LC, Galloway A, Taylor K. 2019.  Chapter 8 The Peer Review Process:  Expectations and Responsibilities.  In Fulginiti LC, Hartnett-McCann KM, and Galloway A (editors).  Forensic Anthropology and the U.S. Judicial System.  Forensic Science in Focus Series, 1st Edition.  Wiley: Chichester, West Sussex.

 

Galloway A, Bartelink E, and Hartnett-McCann KM.  2019.  Chapter 12 Valuing Your Time: Appropriate Calculation of Fees and Expenses as an Expert Witness.  In Fulginiti LC, Hartnett-McCann KM, and Galloway A (editors).  Forensic Anthropology and the U.S. Judicial System.  Forensic Science in Focus Series, 1st Edition.  Wiley: Chichester, West Sussex.

 

Blake, K, and Hartnett-McCann, KM. 2018. Metric assessment of the pubic bone to determine known and novel data points for sex estimation. Journal of Forensic Sciences.  63(5): 1472-1478. DOI: 10.1111/1556-4029.13732

 

Hartnett-McCann, KM, Fulginiti LC, Seidel AC.  2017. Adult Age-at-death Estimation in Unknown Decedents:  New Perspectives on an Old Problem.  In: Latham, K, Bartelink, E, and Finnegan, M. (eds), New Perspectives on Forensic Human Skeletal Identification. Academic Press, London. 

 

Christensen AM, Passalacqua NV, Schmunk GA, Fudenberg J, Hartnett KM, Mitchell RA, et al.  2015.  The value and availability of forensic anthropological consultation in medicolegal death investigations.  Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology 11(3): 438-441.  Published online on 01 July 2015.  DOI:  10.1007/s12024-015-9687-3.

 

Colard T, Delannoy Y, Naji S, Gosset D, Hartnett K, Becart A.  2015.  Specific patterns of canine scavenging in indoor settings.  Journal of Forensic Sciences 60(2):495-500.

 

Rainwater, CR, Crowder CC, Hartnett KM, Fridie JF, Figura B, Godbold J, Warnasch S, and Adams BJ.  2012.  Forensic Anthropology at the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner.  In:  Dirkmaat D, A Companion to Forensic Anthropology.   Wiley-Blackwell, MA.

 

Hartnett KM, Fulginiti LC, Di Modica F.  2011.  The effects of corrosive substances on bone, teeth, hair, nails, and soft tissue.  Journal of Forensic Sciences.  56(4):  954-959.

 

Hartnett KM.  2010.  Analysis of age-at-death estimation using data from a new, modern autopsy sample- Part I: pubic bone.  Journal of Forensic Sciences.  55(5):  1145-1151.

 

Hartnett KM.  2010.  Analysis of age-at-death estimation using data from a new, modern autopsy sample – Part II:  sternal end of the fourth rib.  Journal of Forensic Sciences.  55(5): 1152-1156.

 

Selected Conference Presentations

Seidel AC, Stojanowski C, Fulginiti LC, and Hartnett-McCann KM. 2019.  Topographic Analysis and the Estimation of Age at Death from the Pubic Bone.  Poster presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, February 17-23, 2019.

 

Bellantoni N, Hartnett-McCann KM, et al. 2018.  A Possible "Ritual" Killing From Farmington, Connecticut.  Paper presented at the 10th Biennial International Conference, "Fields of Conflict," Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, Mashantucket, CT, 29 September 2018.

 

Blake K, Gaffney H, and Hartnett KM.  2016.  Metric Assessment of the Pubic Bone to Determine the Accuracy of Known and Novel Data Points for Sex Estimation.  Poster presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, February 22-27, 2016. 

 

Seidel AC, Fulginiti LC, and Hartnett KM.  2015.  Plaque and Projections:  Assessing the Utility of Morphological Variants of the Sternal Fourth Rib for the Estimation of Sex and Age-at-Death.  Poster presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, February 16-21, 2015.

 

Chmaj J, Hartnett KM.  2015.  Feature Analysis of the Pubic Symphysis.  Poster presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, February 16-21, 2015.

 

Hartnett KM.  Invited podium presentation at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists 2013 Annual Meeting in Knoxville, TN.   “Informed consent and building a skeletal sample.”  Session 39: Ethical Practice in Biological Anthropology: Continuing the Dialogue (invited symposium). April 9-13, 2013.

 

Crowder CC, Rainwater CW, Hartnett KM, et al.  2012.  Roles of the Forensic Anthropologist at the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner. Paper presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, February 20-26, 2012.

 

Warnasch S, Crowder CC, and Hartnett KM.  2011.  Archaeological Methodology Used at the World   Trade Center Site.  Paper presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual        Meeting, Chicago, IL, February 21-26, 2011.

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences (Fellow)

  • American Board of Forensic Anthropology (Diplomate)

  • Society of Forensic Anthropologists (Member)

  • AZ Surge Morgue (Member, June 2015-present)

Service – Professional Activities

2019-2020:

AAFS Anthropology Section Secretary

2017 – present: 

Elected board member of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology (ABFA)

2017 – 2019: 

AAFS Program Poster Session co-chair

2017 – 2019: 

Judge for the J. Lawrence Angel Student Paper Award at the AAFS Annual Meeting

2017 – 2019: 

AAFS Anthropology Section Program chair

2016 – present: 

Co-Vice Chair and member of AAFS Academy Standards Board (ASB) Anthropology Consensus Body

2014 – present: 

Appointed member of the Crime Scene/Death Investigation Scientific Area Committee (SAC) Anthropology Subcommittee within the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

 

 

Selected Guest Lectures

  • Wine and Crime Fundraiser at the Long Island Science Center on Forensic Anthropology and Women in Forensics (July 2019)

  • CRIMECONN, Stamford, CT, on Forensic Anthropology (June 2018)

  • Rockland County, NY, Detectives Training on Forensic Anthropology (June 2018)

  • Suffolk County Office of the Medical Examiner “CSI for Realists” short course, on Forensic Anthropology at the Scene and in the Laboratory (September 2017)

  • Calhoun School in NYC, on Forensic Anthropology (April 2017)

  • Iris Wolfson High School in Greenvale, NY, on Forensic Anthropology (December 2016)

  • Redding Middle School in Redding, CT, on Forensic Anthropology (February 2016)

  • Long Island chapter of the AIA at Hofstra University, on World Trade Center (December 2015)

  • Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT, on Forensic Anthropology Interesting Cases (April 2015)

  • Boston University Department of Anthropology and Biomedical Sciences in Boston, MA, on Adult Age Estimation from the Skeleton (April 2015)

  • Keynote Speaker at the Boston University School of Medicine Forensic Science Symposium, “Advances in Forensic Science” in Boston, MA, on Recent Investigations at the World Trade Center

  • Brooklyn Frontiers High School in Brooklyn, NY, on Forensic Anthropology and Forensic Science Careers (February 2014)

  • PS/MS 278 Career Day in New York, NY, on Forensic Anthropology (February 2013 and 2014)

  • New York University Dental School on Forensic Anthropology (January 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014)

  • Bryn Mawr, Introduction to Forensic Anthropology course on WTC (December 2013)

  • Instructor at the 26th Annual Forensic Anthropology Course sponsored by the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System in Baltimore, MD (June 2013)