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Search Forensic Anthropology

Name Expertise/Interests Department

Institutional Effectiveness

Madeleine Hinkes

Forensic Anthropology

Area of Expertise

Forensic Anthropology, consultant to San Diego Medical Examiner's Office

Madeleine Hinkes has an extensive history in the field of anthropology, which has taken her around the country and to Southeast Asia. In addition to obtaining a Ph.D. in the field, she has worked professionally as a forensic anthropologist. She has served as the consultant to the San Diego Medical Examiner's Office since 1994.

Her current role at San Diego Mesa College is the Dean of Institutional Effectiveness. Before that, she was a professor of Anthropology.

Role at Mesa

Dean of Institutional Effectiveness


  • Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of Arizona
  • Master of Arts, Anthropology, University of Kansas
  • Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, Northwestern University
  • Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Anthropology

Institutional Effectiveness


(619) 388-2509