Curriculum Vitae

Ethan Fulwood
 
Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
Coal Building, Room 620
Pikeville, KY 41501
865-705-8385
ethanfulwood@upike.edu
ethanfulwood.com
 
 
EDUCATION
 
2019 PhD - Evolutionary Anthropology
Duke University
 
2013 BA - Anthropology, Biological Sciences
University of Tennessee
 
 
APPOINTMENTS
 
2020-Pres.  Assistant Professor of Anatomy
Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
University of Pikeville
 
2019-2020 Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Neuroscience
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
 
 
PUBLICATIONS
 
2021    Fulwood EF, Shan S, Winchester JM, Kirveslahti H, Ravier R, Kovalsky S, Daubechies I, Boyer DM. Insights from macroevolutionary modelling and ancestral state reconstruction into the radiation and historical dietary ecology of Lemuriformes (Primates, Mammalia). BMC Ecology and Evolution. 21:60.
 
2021     Fulwood EF, Shan S, Winchester JM, Gao T, Kirveslahti H, Daubechies I, Boyer DM. Reconstructing dietary ecology of extinct strepsirrhines (Primates, Mammalia) with new approaches for characterizing and analyzing tooth shape: implications for lemur evolutionary origins. Paleobiology. In Press.
 
2020 Fulwood EF. Ecometric modelling of tooth shape and precipitation gradients among lemurs on Madagascar. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 129: 26-40.
 
2016 Fulwood EF, Boyer DM, Kay RF. Stem members of  Platyrrhini are distinct from catarrhines in at least one derived cranial feature. Journal of Human Evolution 100: 16-24.
 
2015 Fulwood EF, Wallace SC. Evidence for size dimorphism in a fossil ailurid. Palaeontologia Electronica 18(3) 1-6.
 
2013 Fulwood EF, Kramer A. Effect of size biases in the coefficient of variation on assessing intraspecific variability in the prosimian skeleton. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 152(1): 151-155.
 
 
ABSTRACTS
 
2021 Fulwood EF, Shan S, Winchester JM, Kirveslahti H, Kovalsky S, Gao T, Daubechies I, Boyer DM. “New approaches to describing functional properties of tooth shape applied to the dietary evolution of strepsirrhine primates.” Joint Meeting of the International Primatological Society and Latin American Society of Primatologists, Quito, Ecuador.
 
2020 Fulwood EF. “A Bayesian multilevel approach to the calculation of encephalization quotients.” Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Cincinnati, Ohio (Online).
 
2020 Fulwood EF, Shan S, Winchester JM, Kirveslahti H, Gao T, Boyer DM, Daubechies I. “Dietary adaptation in lemurs, analyzed using new approaches to describing functional properties of tooth shape.” American Association for Anatomy, San Diego, Calif (Cancelled).
 
2019 Fulwood EF. “Dental topography metrics from lemurs as ecometrics along spatial environmental gradients on Madagascar.” American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Cleveland, Ohio.

2019 Rossillo AN, Cook RW, Fulwood EF. “Walking with hominins and chewing with lemurs in K-12 classrooms: Incorporating 3D digital repositories into state-specific lesson plans.” American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Cleveland, Ohio.
 
2018 Fulwood EF. “Climate change and rates of body size evolution in North American Eocene euprimates.” Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Albuquerque, N.M.
 
2018 Fulwood EF, Boyer DM, Bloch, J. “Insights on then systematics and paleobiology of the family Pentacodontidae from craniodental evidence". Southeastern Association of Vertebrate Paleontology, Aurora, N.C.
 
2018 Fulwood EF. “Is Lemuriformes an adaptive radiation?” American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Austin, Texas.
 
2017 Fulwood EF, Gao T, Daubechies I, Boyer DM. “Automated segmentation of morphological structure into biologically corresponding features: Implications for systematics and ecomorphology.” American Association of Physical Anthropologists, New Orleans, La.
 
2017 Fulwood EF, Winchester JM, Gao T, Boyer DM, Daubechies I. “New mathematical approaches to the automated segmentation of teeth.” iDigBio Digital Data in Paleontology Workshop, Berkeley, Calif.
 
2016 Fulwood EF, Gunnell G, Perchalski B, Harrington A, Gonzales L, Alexander J, Bloch J, Boyer DM. “Revised high resolution stratigraphy of the Bridger Formation in Grizzly Buttes Area of Southwest Wyoming.” Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Salt Lake City, Utah.
 
2016 Fulwood EF. “Using phylogenetic comparative methods and dental topography to examine the dietary history of strepsirrhine primates.” Southeast Regional Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Meetings, Durham, N.C.
 
2016 Fulwood EF, Cunningham CW, Boyer DM, Groeneveld LF. “Novel analyses estimating evolutionary rates using ancestral state reconstruction suggest recent stasis in the cranium of the dwarf lemur Cheirogaleus (Primates: Cheirogaleidae).” International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, Washington, D.C.
 
2016 Fulwood EF. “Biogeographic cluster analysis of Wasatchian mammals from the Red Hot Local Fauna (Mississippi, USA) and Bighorn Basin (Wyoming, USA).” Southeastern Association of Vertebrate Paleontology, Martinsville, Va.
 
2016 Fulwood EF, Boyer DM. “Investigating dietary evolution in crown strepsirrhines using dental topography metrics and ancestral state reconstruction.” American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Atlanta, Ga.
 
2015 Fulwood EF, Boyer DM, Bloch, J. “A digital reconstruction of the skeleton of Middle Paleocene Aphronorus orieli (Pantolesta: Pentacodontidae) and paleobiological interpretations. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Dallas, Texas.
 
2015 Fulwood EF, Boyer DM, Kay RF. “Ontogenetic and fossil evidence for pterion contact as a platyrrhine synapomorphy.” Osteology in the Carolinas, Greensboro, N.C.
 
2014 Fulwood EF, O’Meara B. “A phylogenetic approach to the evolution of anthropoid lumbar number.” American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Calgary, Alberta.
 
2013 Wallace SC, Fulwood EF (Presenting author). “New skeleton of Pristinailurus bristoli(Ailuridae: Ailurinae) suggests strong sexual dimorphism in this rare carnivoran.” Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Los Angeles, Calif.
 
2013 Fulwood EF, Wallace SC. “Lessons from a fossil red panda (Ailuridae: Carnivora) for interpreting the evolution of sexual dimorphism in anthropoids.” American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Knoxville, Tenn.
 
2012 Fulwood EF, Kramer A. “Size variability in the prosimian skeleton: Testing for the effects of locomotion.” American Association of Physical Anthropologists Conference, Portland, Ore.
 
2012 Fulwood EF, Boyer A. “Appendicular element evenness in an avian-dominated Tyto albapellet assemblage.” Geological Society of America: Southeastern Section, Asheville, N.C.
 
 
GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
 
2015-2018 Graduate School Summer Fellowship
Duke University
 
2018 Graduate School Dissertation Domestic Travel Grant
Duke University
 
2017-2018 SMiF Undergraduate User Program Grant
Duke University
Co-recipients - Katrina Montane, Doug Boyer
 
Arts and Sciences Mentorship Grant
Duke University
Co-recipients - Katrina Montane, Doug Boyer
 
2017 East Asia Pacific Summer Institute
National Science Foundation/Australian Academy of Science
Monash University, Victoria, Australia
 
Doris O. and Samuel P. Welles Fund
University of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley
 

EDUCATIONAL TRAINING
 
2020 Community Member
Professional Development in Teaching Program
Washington University in St. Louis
 
2019 Certificate in College Teaching
Duke University
 
 
TEACHING
 
2020-Pres. Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
Instructor – Gross Anatomy; Cell Biology & Developmental Microanatomy
 
2019-2020 Washington University School of Medicine
Instructor – The Human Body: Anatomy, Embryology, Imaging
Lab assistant - Neuroscience
 
2014-2019 Duke University
TA - Gross Anatomy (Human Structure and Function), Human Body, Primate Anatomy, Introduction to Evolutionary Anthropology, Human Osteology, Human Evolution
 
 
FIELDWORK
 
2014-2016 Wyoming
Bighorn and Bridger Basins
 
2014 Nebraska
Ashfall Fossil Beds
 
2010-2013 Tennessee/Virginia
Gray Fossil Site, Saltville
 
 
MEDIA OUTREACH
 
2019 K-12 lesson plan
“Straight from the Lemur’s Mouth: Exploring dietary adaptation and evolutionary relationships using lemur teeth”
 
2018 Popular article
"How a Humble Chatham County Phytosaur Crawled into History Before the Mighty T. rexIndyWeek, May 23, 2018
 
2017 Podcast
Guest on Common Descent episode "Primates"
 
 
MUSEUM OUTREACH
 
2019 Saint Louis Science Center
Teen Science Café volunteer

2014-2018 N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences
Paleopalooza and Darwin Day outreach tables
Volunteer docent
 
2014 Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historic Park
Interpretive intern
 
 
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
 
Journal of Human Evolution
Reviewer
 
Appalachian Scientists Interested in the Morphology of Vertebrates (ASIMOV)
Organized interest group composed of researchers from Appalachian medical schools
 
 
UNIVERSITY SERVICE
 
Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
Research Committee (2020-Pres.)
Admissions interviews
 
Washington University in St. Louis
2020 Postdoctoral Symposium organizing committee
 
 
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
 
American Association for Anatomy
American Association of Physical Anthropologists
Kentucky Academy of Science
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology