Jered B Cornelison, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
1000 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Jered Cornelison, PhD, is a forensic anthropologist with Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He is a graduate of Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho, which is also where he earned one of two master's degrees in anthropology. He earned the other from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, which is also where he completed his doctorate in anthropology.
Dr. Cornelison serves as forensic anthropologist for Michigan County Medical Examiner Offices. In that role and as an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology, he directs human identification for unidentified individuals, provides human anatomy instruction, writes grant proposals, performs research, assists with institutional policy development, and provides instruction for forensic anthropology interns.
Dr. Cornelison's research interests include physical anthropology, forensic anthropology, skeletal trauma, skeletal biology, human identification, bone regeneration, human anatomy, and research ethics.
Education and Training
- PhD 2013, Anthropology, Michigan State University
- MA 2007, Anthropology, Michigan State University
- MS 1998, Anthropology, Idaho State University
- BA 1993, Anthropology, Idaho State University
Morgan L., Johnson M., Cornelison J., Isaac C., deJong J., Prahlow J. Two Novel Methods for Enhancing Postmortem Fingerprint Recovery from Mummified Remains Journal of Forensic Sciences. 2019;64:602-606. doi: 10.1111/1556-4029.13876.
Isaac C., Cornelison J., Castellani R., deJong J. A Unique Type of Birth Trauma Mistaken for Abuse Journal of Forensic Sciences. 2018;63:602-607. doi: 10.1111/1556-4029.13557.
Morgan L., Johnson M., Cornelison J., Isaac C., deJong J., Prahlow J. Autopsy Fingerprint Technique Using Fingerprint Powder Journal of Forensic Sciences. 2018;63:262-265. doi: 10.1111/1556-4029.13532.
Wright D., Titus S., Cornelison J. Mentoring and research misconduct: Analysis of research mentoring in closed ORI cases Getting to Good: Research Integrity in the Biomedical Sciences. 2018:234-248. doi: 10.1007/s11948-008-9074-5.
Cornelison J., Lackey-Cornelison W., Goldstein L. 6 Contextual and Biological Markers of Community Identity in the Effigy Mound Manifestation of Southern Wisconsin Archeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association. 2017;28:66-81. doi: 10.1111/apaa.12089.
Isaac C.V., Cornelison J.B., deJong J.L. An Investigative Tool for Detecting Elder Abuse Academic Forensic Pathology. 2014;4:524-531. doi: 10.23907/2014.068.
Wright D., Titus S., Cornelison J. Mentoring and research misconduct: An analysis of research mentoring in closed ORI cases Science and Engineering Ethics. 2008;14:323-336. doi: 10.1007/s11948-008-9074-5.
Fenton T.W., Birkby W.H., Cornelison J. A fast and safe non-bleaching method for forensic skeletal preparation Journal of Forensic Sciences. 2003;48:274-276. doi: 10.1520/jfs2002034.