Dr. Rick Snow is an expert in the field of forensic anthropology. In six years with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Dr. Snow worked well over 300 forensic anthropology cases for more than 80 law enforcement agencies, coroners, and medical examiners in Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama. Of these cases, nearly 100 were homicides. He also conducted more than 60 recoveries of human remains including the excavation of eight wells.
Dr. Snow consults with district attorneys and criminal defense attorneys to determine time since death, manner of death, skeletal trauma, and identification of human remains.
Dr. Snow has testified as an expert witness in forensic anthropology in both Superior and Federal Court. His expert testimony has been critical to the outcome of several high profile criminal cases.
He lectures extensively throughout the country and teaches short courses and workshops to law enforcement, government organizations, and universities. Dr. Snow is certified as a forensic anthropology instructor through the Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST). He worked as a Patrolman for the Dekalb County (GA) Police Department for seven years and received the Chief’s Trophy for marksmanship.
In 2009 Dr. Snow was appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Georgia. From 2008-2010 he served on the National Institute of Justice Forensic Science Training Development and Delivery Program Peer Review Panel. In 2009 the Governor of Georgia appointed Dr. Snow to the Council on American Indian Concerns.
Membership in Professional Organizations:
- American Academy of Forensic Sciences
- National Association of Medical Examiners
- California Homicide Investigators Association
- International Homicide Investigators Association
- International Association for Identification
Mass Fatality Response:
- International Commission on Missing Persons (Bosnia)
- Agent of the United Nations (Kosovo)
- Thailand Tsunami Victim Identification Information Management Center
- Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT) (1997-2007)
- Tri-State Crematory Incident
- Hurricane Katrina