Scott Maddux

Maddux at the Gallery of Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy
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Scott D. Maddux, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Center for Anatomical Sciences
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Ft. Worth, TX 76107
scott.maddux@unthsc.edu

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Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Iowa (2011).

M.A. Anthropology, University of Iowa (2006).

B.A. Anthropology, Texas A&M University (2003).

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Curriculum Vitae

Maddux Lab Website


Research

My research focuses on human evolution during the Middle and Late Pleistocene.  I am particularly interested in the distinctive craniofacial morphologies of Neandertals and modern humans, and the developmental, adaptive, and stochastic processes which produced them.  Related to these issues, I have specific interests in the relationship between size and shape of the human face, patterns of human craniofacial integration, and ecogeographical variation in human cranial morphology. To explore these topics, I employ multiple techniques and approaches, including linear and geometric morphometric analyses of human skeletal remains, and experimental modeling in non-human species.

Current Projects

  • Neandertal facial morphology and evolution

  • Ecogeographical variation in human nasal morphology

  • Maxillary sinus morphology and function

  • Facial sutures in craniofacial growth and development

  • Behavior-morphology linkage during canid domestication and human evolution

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Selected Publications

Ward, C.V., S.D. Maddux, E.R. Middleton. 2018. “Three-dimensional anatomy of the anthropoid bony pelvis.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 166: 3-25.

Maddux SD, Yokley TR, Butaric LN, Franciscus RG. 2017. “Ecogeographic variation across morphofunctional units of the human nose.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 162: 103-119.

Maddux SD, Butaric LN. 2017. “The influence of zygomatico-maxillary morphology on maxillary sinus form and function: How spatial constraints influence pneumatization patterns among modern humans.” Anatomical Record. 300: 209-225.

Maddux SD, Yokley TR, Svoma BM, Franciscus RG. 2016.“Absolute humidity and the human nose: A re-analysis of climate zones and their influence on nasal form and function.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 161(2): 309-320.

Butaric LN, Maddux SD. 2016.“Morphological covariation between the maxillary sinus and midfacial skeleton among sub-Saharan and circumpolar modern humans.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 160:483-497.

Polanski JM, Marsh HE, Maddux SD. 2016. “Dental size reduction in Indonesian Homo erectus: Implications for the PU-198 premolar and the appearance of Homo sapiens on Java.” Journal of Human Evolution. 90:49-54.

Maddux SD, Sporleder AN, Burns CE. 2015. “Geographic variation in zygomaxillary suture morphology and its use in ancestry estimation.” Journal of Forensic Sciences. 60(4): 966-973.

Maddux SD, Ward CV, Brown FH, Plavcan JM, Manthi FK. 2015. “A 750,000 year old hominin molar from the site of Nadung’a, West Turkana, Kenya.” Journal of Human Evolution. 80(3): 179-183.

Moffett EA, Maddux SD, Ward CV. 2013.“Sexual dimorphism in relative sacral breadth among catarrhine primates.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 152(4): 435-446.

Wu X, Maddux SD, Pan L, Trinkaus E. 2012. “Nasal floor variation among eastern Eurasian Pleistocene Homo.Anthropological Science. 120(3): 217-226.

Holton NE, Franciscus RG, Nieves MA, Marshal SD, Reimer SB, Southard TE, Keller JC, Maddux SD. 2010. “Sutural growth restriction and modern human facial evolution: an experimental study in a pig model.” Journal of Anatomy. 216(1): 41-61.

Maddux SD, Franciscus RG. 2009. “Allometric scaling of infraorbital surface topography in Homo.” Journal of Human Evolution. 56(2): 161-174.

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Teaching

At UNT Health Science Center I teach dissection-based anatomy to Medical, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, and Graduate students.

Courses Taught

MEDE 7811: Musculoskeletal and Skin Systems 1 (medical students).
MEDE 7812: Nervous System 1 (medical students).
MEDE 7615: Cardiopulmonary System 1 (medical students).
MEDE 7611: Gastrointestinal & Renal Systems 1 (medical students).
MEDE 7715: Reproductive & Endocrine Systems 1 (medical students).
DPHT 7200 & 7400: Clinical Anatomy 1 & 2 (physical therapy students).
MPAS 5401 & 5208: Clinical Anatomy 1 & 2 (physician assistant students).
SARS 5401: Structural Anatomy (graduate students)


 

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