Dr. Rick Snow


Membership in Professional Organizations:

American Academy of Forensic Sciences   

National Association of Medical Examiners   

International Homicide Investigators Association  

International Association for Identification   

History Flight, Inc.   

Dr. Rick Snow received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee. In six years with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Dr. Snow worked 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 nine wells and numerous exhumations. Dr. Snow served as a forensic anthropologist during the Tri-State Crematory incident involving 334 bodies that were not cremated. 

In 1999 Dr. Snow went to Kosovo as an agent of the United Nations to examine mass graves. In 2001 he spent eight months in Bosnia excavating mass graves for the International Commission on Missing Persons. In 2005 he served as the coordinator for the Thailand Tsunami Victim Identification Information Management Center in Phuket, Thailand.

In 2014-2015 Dr. Snow spent two months on the South Pacific atoll of Tarawa recovering the remains of some of the 1100+ Marines killed there in 1943.

Since 2011 Dr. Snow has worked extensively with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children as a Project ALERT Consultant. During that time he has conducted over 20 exhumations of unidentified children.

From 2008-2012 Dr. Snow served on the National Institute of Justice Forensic Science Training Development and Delivery Program Peer Review Panel. From 2010-2012 he served on the National Institute of Justice General Forensic Research and Development Technology Working Group.

He served as a forensic anthropologist for the National Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT) for ten years and served as a forensic anthropologist in Biloxi, Mississippi following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Dr. Snow is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Georgia. 

Dr. Snow has a unique rapport with law enforcement personnel, having worked as a Patrolman with the Dekalb County (GA) Police Department for seven years. He has seen crime scenes through the eyes of law enforcement and as a scientist.