Dr. William Bass, Ph.D.; D-ABFA Professor Emeritus from The University of Tennessee is a world renowned speaker in the field of Forensic Anthropology.
Now that Dr. Bass is 94 year young, he is cutting back on public appearances. Events we have for 2023 is all we are booking at this time.
If you have questions for Dr. Bass you may send them by email.
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or Office: 865-556-[BONE]2663
As always Thank you for your support for Dr. Bass.
Due to legal issues and sensitivity of Dr. Bass lectures video recording of presentations in any format is NOT allowed.
Frank Murphy is an improviser on-air, on stage, and online.
Frank hosts Tennessee Scholars’ Bowl, an academic competition between area high schools. The program airs on East Tennessee PBS weekdays at 5:30 p.m. Frank joined Scholars’ Bowl starting with its 2017 season.
In 2021, Frank became host of Up Close with Frank Murphy, a monthly late-night interview program on East Tennessee PBS. Past episodes are available on the PBS Video App.
Frank has a podcast and YouTube channel called the Frank & Friends Show which features appearances by several guest co-hosts. The podcast and travel vlogs about tourist attractions near the Great Smoky Mountains are found at FrankAndFriendsShow.com
Frank plays the hits of the ‘70s and ‘80s on the radio weekdays from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Fun 105.9 and online at fun1059.com
Frank is available to give presentations about the books of world-renowned forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Bass at events planned by the team at BoneZones.com. Frank served as emcee and facilitator for Dr. Bass for many years.
Frank joined the comedy improv troupe Einstein Simplified a month after moving to Knoxville in 2002. The group performs on Tuesday nights in Scruffy City Hall on Market Square.
Frank earned the title “Man of the Year” in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2017 fundraising competition. In 2012 and 2013, Frank won the Host with the Most stand-up comedy contest to raise money for charity. In September, 2020, he joined the board of Marble City Opera.
Frank was the 2014 Social Media inductee in the Friends of Literacy East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame. Frank’s blog, which was active from 2005 to 2015, was voted one of “East Tennessee’s Best” by the readers of the Knoxville News Sentinel for four consecutive years and the “Best of Knoxville” by the readers of Metro Pulse. He is currently writing a book with stories from his life and career.
2023 marks Frank’s fourth appearance as a voice actor in the Nativity Pageant of Knoxville, portraying six characters. Frank was in the cast of several Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Association productions from 2011 to 2019, including The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty & the Beast, and Into the Woods. From 2014 to 2018, he was in the cast of the Front Page Follies, an annual musical spoof of local news stories.
Frank has emceed many fundraisers and festivals in East Tennessee including New Year’s on the Square, the Knox St. Patrick’s Parade, the Knox Asian Festival, the Regional Youth Talent Competition, the Karns Fairest of the Fair Pageant, the Hearth Scares Ball, and the Rocky Hill Christmas Parade. In 2018, he was voted “Knoxville’s Finest Emcee” by the readers of Blank Newspaper.
In Knoxville, Frank is heard on the radio on Fun 105.9 (WGAP). He was previously on the air at WPLA-FM, WNOX-FM, WWST-FM, WTXM-FM, and WOKI-FM. Prior to moving to Tennessee, Frank worked at KLOS-FM, KROQ-FM, and KPWR-FM in Los Angeles and WAVA-FM in Washington, D.C.
Frank graduated from George Mason University, where he won the Senior of the Year award. He became a KCBS Certified Barbeque Judge in 2013. His hobbies include writing, swimming, and growing figs. Frank has visited all 50 states and hopes to take his wife Jere to the two states she has not yet visited. Frank and Jere have two adult children and five grandchildren.
Award-winning News Sentinel humor columnist Sam Venable is a member of the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame and the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame. In print and in person, he has been entertaining audiences throughout Southern Appalachia for fifty years. Sam graduated from the University of Tennessee with a B.S. in Journalism, which he says "is the perfect degree for a professional smart-aleck!"
Ron has busy in his career.
Houghton College, Houghton, NY
The University of Tennessee,
Knoxville, TN (B.S 1969)
College of Law, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (J.D. 1972)
35 years of legal service with The University of Tennessee as legal counsel employed by the University's Office of General Counsel. Ron now has two books: 1.
Dr. Berryman, Ph.D.: D-ABFA
Professor Emeritus, MTSU
Doctoral advisor: Dr. Bill Bass
Dr. Berryman is one of only three forensic anthropologists in the state of Tennessee and seventy-four in the nation certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. Dr. Berryman has received two awards offered by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS): the Ellis R. Kerley Award in 2008 (for a research paper on detection of gunshot primer residue on bone ) and the T. Dale Stewart lifetime achievement award in 2012.
Come hear Dr. Berryman lecture about blunt force trauma such as cranial gunshot wounds, and much more.
If you need additional certified speakers Art Bohanan has worked with Dr. Bass for the past 30 years. He is in 10 of the 12 books as himself.
Arthur M. Bohanan is an internationally award winning patented inventor, researcher, lecturer and writer, a Certified Latent Print Examiner (one of 860 in the world), a certified FEMA Mass Fatality Course Instructor and a certified police instructor with 52 years in the study and practical application of forensics in thousands of violent crime scenes. He earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from East Tennessee State University with further studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Art created the first ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) task force in Tennessee in 1999 and worked in an online undercover capacity until he retired in May 2001 as a Police Specialist III, former AFIS Manager and Senior Forensic Examiner with the Knoxville Police Department(26 years). Art twice received the Knoxville Police Officer of the year award and was awarded Walters State Community College’s first “Distinguished Alumnus Award” in March 2000 for his contribution as a researcher, consultant and lecturer in the field of forensics. Bohanan was inducted into the International Hall of Fame in Atlanta (sponsored by the Inventors Clubs of America) with two distinguished awards plus a doctorate in science and technology for pioneering research involving children’s fingerprints. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 by the East Tennessee CPIT Advocacy Counsel and the National Children’s Advocacy Center’s (Huntsville) Outstanding Service for Law Enforcement in 2011. Art received the Citation of Excellence Award from the Dept of Justice and the Amber Alert when he retired May lst 2012. He has completed research at the University of Tennessee’s “Body Farm”, with the F.B.I., and Oak Ridge National Lab. He was a senior forensic consultant and instructor for the Fox Valley/Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention/National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the national Amber Alert Program. Co-author of “Child Fatality Investigations”, “Investigative Strategies for Missing and Abducted Children “, “Forensic Response to Missing and Abducted Children,” that he taught nationwide. Also just retired as Communications /Environmental Officer with the U.S. Public Health’s DMORT WMD (disaster response) Team. Bohanan is a founding father of the National Forensic Academy at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a founding board member and past President of Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center.
Dr. Bass and Dr. Hazari get together you never know what might blow up!!
Bone Zones Team: We will be happy to schedule your event, post on www.bonezones.com, & Facebook.
Just give us a call:
Dr. Bass , Dr. Hazari, Art Bohanan, with Frank Murphy as emcee. This team is what your looking for CEU credits.
Dedicated of the new William M. Bass Forensic Anthropology Building 9/27/2011 in a ceremony that celebrated the achievements of the world-renowned forensic anthropologist. Bass is a third generation in his family to have an educational building name after him.
The new building, behind the UT Medical Center, will enhance research programs and provide classroom facilities for UT students and the many law enforcement, fire, and medical professionals who train at the adjacent Anthropological Research Facility.
Dr. William M. Bass III