INDIANAPOLIS - Noted forensic anthropologist Stephen Nawrocki, professor of biology and anthropology and director of osteology at the University of Indianapolis, has been named the Sease Distinguished Professor of Forensic Studies at the university.

The newly created distinguished professorship was established in honor of UIndy's former President Gene E. Sease, through a generous gift from close friend and retired Judge Paul Buchanan.

"Dr. Nawrocki embodies the distinguished professor - extraordinary scholarship, teaching excellence, dedication to students, and commitment to community service," said Deborah Balogh, provost and vice president for academic affairs. "He has made our master's program in human biology world class and highly competitive, and his contributions to forensics investigations have brought considerable prestige to UIndy. He truly has a remarkable record of achievement, and we are pleased to be able to bestow this well-deserved recognition on him."