Curriculum Vitae

Laura C. Fulginiti
Forensic Anthropologist
Forensic Science Center
701 West Jefferson Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

*Note: This is a partial CV; full CV .pdf format


  • Ph.D.   The University of Arizona, December 1993: anthropology
  • M.A.   The University of Arizona, May 1988: anthropology
  • B.A.   The Colorado College, June 1985: major-anthropology


  • Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Anthropology, 2003
  • Certificate in Forensic Anthropology, University of Arizona, May 1988


  • Office of the Medical Examiner, Maricopa County
    Forensic Anthropologist, January 1993- present.
  • University of Arizona, Adjunct Professor, Anthropology
  • Arizona State University, Adjunct Professor, Anthropology
  • The Colorado College, Visiting Professor, Anthropology

Surface Skeleton and Buried Body Recovery Seminars (Co-taught with Det. Frank Di Modica)

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, Arizona Identification Council, Maricopa County Sheriff’s
Office, Cook County Coroner’s Office, Northern Arizona Regional Training Academy,
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Yuma County S.O. and Yuma P.D,
Arizona Homicide Investigators Association, Mesa Police Department,
FLETC-NPS, Peoria P.D., Scottsdale P.D., United States Park Service.

Mass Fatality Response:

  • DHS, D-MORT, St. Gabriel, LA, Response to Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita
  • NDMS, D-MORT, Somerset, PA, Response to Terrorist Attack
  • NDMS, D-MORT, Walker County, Georgia, Response to Tri-State Crematory
  • NDMS– D-MORT-9, Port Hueneme, CA, Response to Alaska Airlines #261
  • NDMS , DMORT, Response to KAL Flight #201 Accident
  • El Paso County Coroner’s Office, Response to United Flight #585 Accident

Professional Organizations:

  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Fellow, 1987- present
  • American Board of Forensic Anthropology, Diplomate, 2003- present
  • American Association of Physical Anthropologists, 1989-present
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1993-1995
  • NDMS-Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team, 1997-present
  • Sigma Xi, 1994-present
  • Jeffrey T. Fulginiti Memorial Fund Board, Chair, 1984-present
  • Kenyon International Disaster Services, Consultant, January 1998-May 2005
  • Phoenix P.D. and Tempe P.D. Homicide Investigations, Butterfield Landfill, 1997, 2001