Laurel Fulkerson received all of her degrees from Columbia University (BA in Classics, MA in Latin, M.Phil. in Classics, Ph.D. in Classics), and has been a faculty member in the Classics department at the Florida State University in Tallahassee since 2000. Her scholarly work within Classics focuses on three basic areas: Latin poetry; gender studies; and the emotions in antiquity, and she has published extensively in each of these areas, including two monographs, a commentary, two edited volumes, and an introductory level book. She has won graduate and undergraduate teaching awards at national and University levels.
Among her duties in the College are: managing graduate and undergraduate enrollments and graduate recruiting, serving as primary liaison to departments within the Humanities, running the A&S Teaching Postdoctoral program, facilitating curricular development, and managing the budgets for College distance learning courses.