Paul Emanovsky, Head of Archaeology and Anthropology

Paul Emanovsky joined ICMP as the Head of Archaeology and Anthropology Division in November 2020.

Dr. Emanovsky worked for more than 18 years at the U.S. Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency laboratories (DPAA), where he led over 45 archaeological investigations and recoveries of World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War era crash sites and battlefield burials.  He also participated in disaster victim identification following mass fatality incidents, and provided numerous consultations for the recovery and forensic anthropological analysis of current medico-legal casework.

From 2014-2020 he was the supervisory forensic anthropologist in charge of  DPAA laboratory’s special projects, including radiographic comparisons, identification of commingled remains and a disinterment program. He also served as the liaison to the Policy and Plans Directorate where he focused on operational and strategic planning, as well as policy-related matters.

Dr. Emanovsky is a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology (ABFA), and is serving on the ABFA board of directors for the 2018-2023 terms. He also is a member of the Anthropology sub-committee of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees, a National Institute of Justice and National Institute Standards and Technology joint program for creating and disseminating national standards for strengthening forensic sciences in the United States.

Dr. Emanovsky holds a PhD in Biological Anthropology with an interdisciplinary focus on anatomy from the University of Florida, a Master’s in Human Biology from the University of Indianapolis and a Bachelor of Science in Human biology from the State University of New York at Albany.