Dr. Ann Bunch is a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, an accomplishment that fewer than 100 individuals can claim. She has traveled the world, to far-flung sites from Vietnam to Russia, identifying missing service members and civilians. Bunch seeks to translate those real-word experiences to her students: “I teach to instill a habit of critical thinking: to inspire my students to ask ‘why?’ At the end of the day, they need to be able to arrive at the ‘aha’ moments for themselves.”
A gifted teacher, she translates real-world experiences for her students by breaking down investigative processes and techniques, bringing each step to life with examples from her own work. She requires her students to visit investigation sites and design thoughtful and relevant research projects, pulling them into the investigative process. They learn to ask questions. They learn to apply theory in order to derive answers. They engage.