Albert is a professor and forensic anthropologist in the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She received her doctorate degree in anthropology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her master’s degree in anthropology and bachelor’s degree in psychology are from the University of Florida. Dr. Albert’s educational background involves human skeletal identification methods and techniques as well as an understanding and exploration of normal human skeletal variability. These specializations led her to link with colleagues in computer science, statistics, and mathematics, where her primary research focus since 2003 has been on adult age-related craniofacial morphological changes and their effects on computer automated face recognition technologies. Albert collaborates on research within the university’s newly established Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies in Identity Sciences (I2SIS)