Dr Finnegan, from Kansas State University, will visit Brisbane for the first time and present only one lecture during the trip - at UQ on Thursday 29 September.
“Dr Finnegan has worked on high-profile cases such as the Berdella serial homicides and he was also one of the scientists to confirm the grave of American outlaw Jesse James,” Dr Stephan said.
“Forensic anthropology is a growing area for our school so we are keen to absorb any lessons Dr Finnegan has for us when he shares his experiences from 47 years in consulting.”
“We’re very privileged to have Dr Finnegan visit and all who attend I am sure will be fascinated by his practical examples of skeletal analysis.”
The lecture will be held in the Prentice Building at the St Lucia campus (lecture hall 42-216) from 3pm to 4pm.
The public is welcome to attend the free lecture.