Dr. A. Midori Albert

Midori Albert is a professor and forensic anthropologist in the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), where she joined the faculty in 1995. She received her doctorate degree in anthropology from the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU Boulder, 1995); her master’s degree in anthropology and bachelor’s degree in psychology are from the University of Florida (UF, 1993 and 1990). Dr. Albert’s educational background involves human skeletal identification methods and techniques as well as an understanding and exploration of normal human skeletal variability. These specializations led her to link with colleagues in computer science, statistics, and mathematics, where her primary research focus since 2003 has been on adult age-related craniofacial morphological changes and their effects on computer automated face recognition technologies. Dr. Albert also continues to study young adult skeletal age estimation, specifically maturation of vertebral ring epiphyses. She is also interested in forensic science issues related to theory, methodology, and practice. Students often actively engage in research learning opportunities with Dr. Albert as areas in skeletal identification, and human biometrics and identity recognition continue to evolve.