Dr. Norman J. Sauer Named Vice President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences

Dr. Norman J. Sauer, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, was named Vice President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) at the Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. This prestigious position is an honor for Dr. Sauer, and it places the MSU Department of Anthropology in the international spotlight while Dr. Sauer serves his term of office. The AAFS is the world’s largest and most prestigious forensic science organization with over 7,000 members representing nearly 75 countries.  The multidisciplinary organization is divided into 11 sections, and includes practitioners from various forensic science disciplines, including, among others, physicians, dentists, biologists, chemists, engineers, and anthropologists. As an elected officer serving the entire Academy, Dr. Sauer will provide leadership to advance the forensic sciences and its application to the legal system and work with the President of the Academy to ensure the objectives and standards of the Academy are maintained by a rapidly growing body of practitioners.