Check out our friend and additional certified speakers: Dr. Al Hazari

AL HAZARI - 2014 ​Science is for students ages two to 102—that’s the motto of Al Hazari. A lecturer and director of the undergraduate chemistry laboratories, Hazari is a champion for science. His chemistry “magic shows” have been enjoyed by countless kids and adults for over twenty-two years. It started with grant from the American Chemical Society, which allowed him to visit local schools to demonstrate hands-on activities. Since then, hundreds of people of all ages have flocked to see Hazari demonstrate the wonders of chemistry. The real magic in the shows comes from his presentation, which brings an element of fun and excitement that many people would not associate with a scientific lecture. A fixture in the Knoxville community, Hazari has presented for schools, museums, civic organizations, assisted-living facilities, and organizations reaching underserved groups. The American Chemical Society has recruited him for their national speaker tour, so he now presents throughout the United States. Dr. Hazari is in Death's Acre page 262 - 264 as himself.​

If you need a Master of Ceremony / emcee Frank Murphy is the perfect man for the job.

Do you know which book Frank is in of the Jefferson Bass "Body Farm" series?

Additional Contacts and Speakers

 Bone Zones

Frank has been a member of the comedy improv troupe Einstein Simplified since moving to Knoxville. The group performs Tuesday nights at Scruffy City Hall. In 2012 and 2013, Frank won the Host with the Most stand-up comedy contest to raise money for charity. He has been in the cast of several Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Association productions including The Nutcracker, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty. Since 2014, he has been a cast member in the annual Front Page Follies, a musical spoof of local news stories.

Frank was selected as the 2014 Knoxville recipient of the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award. He is involved in the community as president of the Front Page Foundation, a volunteer for Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, and as past-president of the FBI Knoxville Citizens Academy Alumni Association. He serves as emcee of various events for Bone Zones, the group which facilitates public appearances for renowned forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Bass.

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 can be found on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube as @FrankMurphyCom. Frank is the 2014 Social Media inductee in the Friends of Literacy East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame.

Prior to moving to Tennessee, Frank worked at radio stations in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. He graduated from George Mason University, where he won the Senior of the Year award. Frank and his wife have two adult children, who live in the Washington, D.C. area.

Frank’s hobbies include traveling, swimming and reading. He became a KCBS Certified Barbeque Judge in 2013. Frank has visited all 50 states and hopes to take his wife to the three states she has not yet visited.

If you need additional certified speakers Art Bohanan has worked with Dr. Bass for the past 30 years. He is in 10 of the 11 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.  

Potential event presentation topics:
Colonel William Shy [1864]
Woman eaten by her dogs
Kathy Nishiyama
Thomas Bryd [Sevier County]
James Grizzle’s [Kingsport, Tennessee]
Arikara Indians
Madison Rutherford [Monterrey Mexico]

Owen Rutherford
Chigger Harden [Tri-State Crematory, Noble, GA]
Leoma Patterson
History of “The Body

Adult Bones: [Any of the 206 Human BONES]
How to identify human bones by age, sex, and race

* Are more EXPENSIVE *

* Cahaba Lane [Zoo Man Huskey] prostitution [Graphic] *

* Benton Fireworks Explosion [Graphic] *

* The "Big Bopper" J. P. Richardson *

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 therefore; his speaking schedule is very demanding. All of Dr. Bass's presentations can be tailored to the participants of a conference or speaking engagement.

All speaking events are confirmed and approved with Dr. Bass through Bone Zones.  Bone Zones will coordinate the details of the event regarding honorarium, mileage, and availability.  When requesting Dr. Bass to speak to at your event please be sure to provide three possible dates, time, location, approximate size, and age of the group. 


Due to legal issues and sensitivity of Dr. Bass lectures video recording of presentations in any format is NOT allowed.

Individual / group pictures with Dr. Bass after lectures / during book signing is permitted.

Contact Information:  Susan Seals via email BoneZones@HOTMAIL.COM 
or Office: 865-556-[BONE]2663


All speaking events require a non-refundable $500.00 deposit [Non-Refundable] to hold your date and time.  

The remaining amount due of the honorarium will be due by the day of your event.  

Dr. Bass does not schedule events Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays or Mondays during  U.T. Football season.  

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