Carolyn V Isaac, PhD
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
1000 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Carolyn Isaac, PhD, is a forensic anthropologist in the Department of Pathology at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. She earned both a master's degree and a doctorate in anthropology from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.
Dr. Isaac has interest in personal identification, trauma analysis, and transition analysis. She has presented on macromorphoscopic determination of ancestry to the Michigan State Police, has taught law enforcement how to search for buried remains and how to excavate a grave, and has done national work on best practices in forensic anthropology.
Education and Training
- PhD 2013, Anthropology, Michigan State University
- MA 2009, Anthropology, Michigan State University
- BA 2007, Anthropology, University of Arizona
- English, functional
- Physical Anthropology
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.
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.