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

Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Iowa (2011).
M.A. Anthropology, University of Iowa (2006).
B.A. Anthropology, Texas A&M University (2003).

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 neutral evolutionary processes which produced them.  Related to these issues, I have specific interests in the patterns of human craniofacial allometry, ontogenetic integration, and climatic adaptation. 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
  • Climate and ecogeographic 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

  • Marks TH, Maddux SD,  Butaric LN, Franciscus RG. 2019. “Climatic adaptation in human inferior nasal turbinate morphology: Evidence from Arctic and Equatorial populations.”  American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 169:498-512.
  • Ward CV, Maddux SD,  Middleton ER. 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 serve as the course director for Musculoskeletal and Skin System 1 (MEDE 7811) and teach in additional dissection-based anatomy courses to Medical, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, and Graduate students.

Courses Taught
  • MEDE 7811: Musculoskeletal and Skin Systems 1 (medical students) – Course Director.
  • 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)

 

This page was last modified on March 9, 2020