Dr. Meredith Tise is the owner of Suncoast Forensics, where she serves as the lead forensic anthropologist and coordinator for all training and consulting activities. Dr. Tise is the consulting forensic anthropologist for the District Six Medical Examiner’s Office in Largo, Florida. She also currently works at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office as the Forensic Quality Assurance Coordinator managing the forensic accreditation for the latent print and crime scene disciplines.
Dr. Tise worked as a Forensic Anthropologist at the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner in Tucson, Arizona assisting in the identification of deceased individuals along the United States-Mexico border. She served as the Laboratory Manager for the University of South Florida Institute of Forensic Anthropology and Applied Sciences where she assisted law enforcement agencies with forensic anthropological recoveries and skeletal analyses, as well as led the field operations and DNA sample submissions for the Former Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys Boot Hill Cemetery Project in Marianna, Florida. She was a Lecturer in Forensic Anthropology at the University of Lincoln, in Lincoln, United Kingdom, and most recently, she worked as a forensic anthropologist and recovery leader with History Flight on the MIA Project where she conducted American WWII MIA/KIA recoveries in both the Central Pacific and Europe. Dr. Tise has also worked at other leading agencies in a forensic anthropological capacity, including the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, and the National Museum of Health and Medicine.
Dr. Tise has conducted forensic anthropological analysis on skeletal remains throughout the United States and internationally in the Central Pacific, France, Germany, Portugal, England, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and South Africa. She has collected skeletal data from over 2,000 skeletons and continues to conduct research in the field of forensic anthropology.
Dr. Tise is a technical assessor for the ANSI National Accreditation board in the discipline of Anthropology, but has experience constructing and managing the accreditation and quality systems in both the Scene Investigation (crime scene) and Friction Ridge disciplines as well. She is also a member of the Association of Forensic Quality Assurance Managers where she continually receives training and updates on quality assurance standards in forensic settings.
Dr. Meredith Tise received her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Georgia, her M.A. in Anthropology from Texas State University, and her Ph.D. in Applied Anthropology from the University of South Florida with a concentration in forensic anthropology. Her dissertation research focused on craniometric variation among Hispanic populations in the United States.