Curriculum Vitae

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

*Note: This is a partial CV; Entire 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


  • Maricopa County Office of the Medical Examiner 1993-present
  • Pinal County Office of the Medical Examiner Consultant
  • Gwinnett County Office of the Medical Examiner Consultant
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine Pathology Department – Clinical Professor
  • Arizona State University, Adjunct Professor – SHESC

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 Sheriff’s Office and Yuma Police Department
    • Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office
    • Arizona Homicide Investigators Association
    • Mesa Police Department
    • Peoria Police Department
    • Scottsdale Police Department
    • 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