Diane France received her Ph.D. in 1983 from the University of Colorado and was certified in forensic anthropology in 1989 by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology; she is currently on the board of directors and is also a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Dr. France is the director of the Laboratory for Human Identification at Colorado State University and is the president of NecroSearch, International, a multidisciplinary team dedicated to helping law enforcement search for clandestine graves and recovering evidence (including bodies) from those crime scenes. She is active in the federal disaster mortuary team, DMORT, and has responded to numerous mass fatality incidents. She is also a member of the Colorado Body Identification Team. Dr. France is well-known from her fossil casting business and as a board-certified forensic anthropologist.