Faculty/Staff/Student Directory


Department of Forensic Science

Joan Bytheway

Associate Professor

  • Ph.D. Physical Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh (2003)
  • B.A. Physical Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh (1995)


Office: C-213 or STAFS
Phone: (936) 294-4814 or (936) 294-2310

Areas of Expertise:
Forensic Anthropology/Human Osteology


  • Rippley, A., Larison, N.C., Moss, K.E., Kelly, J.D, & Bytheway, J.A. (2012). Scavenging behavior of Lynx rufus on human remains during the winter months of Southeast Texas. Journal of Forensic Science, 57(3) 699-705.
  • Bytheway, J.A.. & Pustilnik, S.M. (2012). Determining postmortem intervals using glycoproteinous adhesion deposits by Balanus improvisus on human skeletal and dental remains: A case report. Journal of Forensic Sciences. Advance online publication.
  • Lindgren, N.K., Bucheli, S.R., Archambeault, A. D. & Bytheway, J. A. (2011). Exclusion of forensically important flies due to burying behavior by the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) in southeast Texas. Forensic Science International, 204(1-3), e1-e3.
  • Aitkenhead-Peterson, J.A., Owings, C.G., Alexander, M.B., Larison, N., & Bytheway, J.A. (2011). Mapping the lateral extent of human cadaver decomposition with soil chemistry. Forensic Science International.
  • Boklewski, J., Bytheway, J.A., Cameron, J.L., Greenough, W.T., Kohler, S.J., Lange, H., Lee, K.J., McCormick, K., Rhyu, I.J., Stanton, G.B., & Williams, N.I. (2010). Effects of aerobic exercise training on cognitive function and cortical vascularity in monkeys. Neuroscience, 167(4), 1239-1248.
  • Bucheli, S.R., Bytheway, J.A., Gangitano, D.A. (2010). Necrophagous caterpillars provide human mtDNA evidence. Journal of Forensic Science, 55(4):1130-1132.

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