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Mission Statement

Our mission at the LSU FACES Lab is to:
  • Educate students and law enforcement personnel in the methods and techniques used in Physical and Forensic Anthropology
  • Conduct Research that will advance the fields of Physical and Forensic Anthropology
  • Provide Public Service to law enforcement agencies through assistance with the recovery and identification of human remains


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    227 Howe-Russell Geoscience Complex Department of Geography & Anthropology
    Louisiana State University
    Baton Rouge, LA 70803

      Telephone: 225/578-4761
    Fax: 225/578-4794
    E-mail: faces@lsu.edu

     

    Mary H. ManheinMary H. Manhein, Director of LSU FACES Laboratory

    Mary H. Manhein holds an MA in anthropology and has over 27 years experience as a forensic anthropologist. She is the director of the FACES Lab, director of the Louisiana Repository for Unidentified and Missing Persons Information Program, and Professional in Residence at LSU. Manhein has handled more than 1,000 forensic cases and is called on by law enforcement agencies all over the U.S. Manhein is a Fellow in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and is the author of The Bone Lady: Life as a Forensic Anthropologist and Trail of Bones 

    Telephone: 225/578-6084
    E-mail: gaman@lsu.edu


    Ginesse ListiGinesse A. Listi, Forensic Anthropologist/Assistant Professor

    Ginesse A. Listi completed a bachelor's degree in General Studies at LSU in 1994 and a master's degree in Anthropology at LSU in 1997.  She completed her PhD in Anthropology from Tulane University in May 2008.  She worked at the LSU FACES Laboratory as a research associate and assistant to Mary H. Manhein from 1995 to 1999. She returned to the FACES Lab in 2001, where she assists in all aspects of forensic case work and related research.  She is a member of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, the Paleopathology Association, and the Physical Anthropology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

    Telephone: 225/578-3906
    E-mail: glisti1@lsu.edu 



    Teresa Wilson Teresa V. Wilson, Forensic Anthropologist/Assistant Professor

    Teresa V. Wilson completed a bachelor's degree in Anthropology at Northern Arizona University in 2007 and a master's degree in Anthropology at LSU in 2009. She completed her PhD in Anthropology from the University of Arkansas in May 2014. Teresa worked at the LSU FACES Laboratory as a Research Associate from 2009 to 2010. She returned to the FACES Lab as an Assistant Professor of Research in 2014, where she assists in forensic case work, conducts research, and supervises the Louisiana Repository for Unidentified and Missing Persons Information Program. She is a member of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, the Paleopathology Association, the American Schools of Oriental Research, and the Physical Anthropology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

    Telephone: 225/578-4761
    E-mail: tvwilson@lsu.edu



    Maria Allaire Maria Allaire,  Forensic Anthropologist/Research Associate

    Maria Allaire completed a bachelorís degree in Anthropology in 1997 at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. In 2002, she completed a masterís degree in Anthropology at LSU. Her thesis was the first postmortem interval research for Southwest Colorado and was conducted at elevations between 6500 to 11,100 feet. She has 19 years in law enforcement, 7 years with a coronerís office and 4 years with the Disaster Mortuary Operation Response Team. She began working at the LSU FACES Laboratory in August 2006 as a research associate and assistant to Mary H. Manhein. Currently, she is involved with the Louisiana Repository for Unidentified and Missing Persons Information Program as well as assisting with all aspects of forensic case work and research. Sheís a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences-Physical Anthropology Section.

    Telephone: 225/578-4775
    E-Mail: mallaire@lsu.edu


    Nicole KleinNicole Klein, Forensic Anthropologist/Research Associate

    Nicole Klein completed a bachelorís degree in Anthropology at the University of Tennessee Knoxville in May 2008. In May 2014, she completed her masterís degree in Anthropology at LSU. Her thesis research pertained to human decomposition facilities, more commonly known as ďbody farms.Ē In August 2014, she joined the FACES Lab where she assists in all aspects of forensic case work and educational outreach. She is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences-Anthropology Section.

    Telephone: 225/578-7864
    E-mail: nklein3@lsu.edu


     
    Larry LivaudaisLarry Livaudais, Imaging Specialist/Research Associate

    Larry Livaudais completed a BA in Advertising Design (with a concentration in illustration) from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1986 and an MFA in Graphic Design (with a focus on multi-disciplinary approaches to art and design) from the University of Florida in 1996. In addition, he pursued 3 years of postgraduate coursework in humanities and painting from Southeastern Louisiana University, 1989 to 1992. Since 1996, Livaudais has served the LSU School of Art as an instructor of art, design, illustration and digital imaging in both full time and part time capacities. Between 2005 and 2013, he also served the Southern University (BR) School of Architecture in a half-time position as coordinator and instructor of first year foundation 2-D and 3-D design, while team teaching the foundation architectural representation course. Livaudais's academic service was preceded by more than 10 years of award-winning professional experience in art direction, graphic design, digital imaging and print production. Four years of his experience provided art direction and design services for a global clientele. He joins the FACES Lab in 2014 as an imaging specialist specializing in forensic facial reconstruction.

    Telephone: 225/578-3750
    E-mail: llivaud@lsu.edu


     

     

     

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