Dennis C Dirkmaat, Ph.D., D-ABFA
Forensic Science Expert Witness, Criminalist Expert Witness
Forensic Anthropology, Crime Scene Reconstruction, Mass Disasters, Victim Identification, Cremations, Accident Reconstruction, DNA, Criminalistics, Exhumations, Explosives, Fatal Fire Scenes, Fingerprints,
Dennis C. Dirkmaat, Ph.D., D-ABFA (50), is a board-certified forensic anthropologist who has conducted over 600 forensic cases for over 70 coroners/medical examiners and police in PA, OH, NY, as well as MO, NV, WV, including recoveries of surface-scattered human remains, buried body features, fatal fire scenes, and mass disaster recoveries, as well as disaster morgue victim identifications and skeletal trauma analyses. He has testified in court 24 times as an expert witness. He has participated as a forensic anthropologist with DMORT in plane crash incidents: USAir Flight 427 (1994), KoreanAir Flight 801 (1997), and EgyptAir Flight 990 (1999), and Hurricane Katrina (2005). In 2001, he served as the primary scientific advisor to Somerset County (PA) Coroner Miller during the recovery and identification of United Flight 93 and directed the recovery of Colgan Air Flight 3407 outside of Buffalo, NY (2009). Dr. Dirkmaat served as the chair of the Search and Recovery Committee of the SWG-...