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Problem Solvers: The New Undergraduate Certificate in Forensic Sciences

Dean Kandi Turley Ames talks to Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Kirsten Green Mink, and student Kailey Pease about the new Undergraduate Certificate in Forensic Sciences.


Kandi Turley Ames, Dean, College of Arts and Letters


Kirsten Green Mink, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Kailey Pease, ISU Sophmore

The Undergraduate Certificate in Forensic Sciences is a multi-disciplinary certificate designed to give students an overview of the forensic sciences that comprise the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

Professor Kirsten Green Mink talks about the creation of the Undergraduate Certificate in Forensic Sciences. Guests discuss the benefits of this new certificate for students and the community, and the potential for opening more doors for students with competitive employment in a variety of fields upon graduation.

Kailey Pease, the first officially registered student in the new program, talks about why she chose to include the certificate in her education and what she hopes to achieve professionally.

For more information, please contact Kirsten Green Mink at, or the Department of Anthropology at 208-282-2629.Click hereto view information about the Certificate in Forensic Science.

Kandi Turley-Ames began her journey at Idaho State University by graduating from ISU with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 1990 and a Master of Science in Psychology in 1993. She completed her Ph.D. in Psychology at Washington State University in 1996. She is a graduate of the Higher Education Resource Service for women in higher education administration. Her academic area of expertise includes memory and cognition. She has published numerous papers with colleagues and students on how strategies impact memory and higher cognitive abilities.