Scope of Responsibilities
At UHD, Dr. Fulton is the Chief Executive Officer of the College of Humanities and Sciences, which is the largest college at UHD with 244 full-time and part-time faculty, 19 academic programs and 2400 majors. She is also responsible for the College's five centers – Center for Critical Race Studies, Center for Latino Studies, Center for Public Deliberation, and the Cultural Enrichment Center. Additionally, Dr. Fulton oversees the departments of Arts and Communication, English, History, Humanities, and Languages, and Social Sciences. She provides academic leadership to the College, manages its fiscal budget and resources, and handles the College's human resources, which includes hiring, supervising, addressing personnel matters, awarding merit increases, reviewing tenure and promotion dossiers, and providing professional development for faculty and staff. In addition to program and curriculum development, her responsibilities also include developing and maintaining external relations for community engagement and fundraising as well as managing the College's facilities.
Dr. Fulton earned her doctorate from the University of Minnesota and bachelor's degree from Wayne State University. She has completed leadership development programs from the University of Texas, Austin; the American Council on Education (ACE); the Higher Education Resource Service (HERS); the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU); and the Southeastern Conference Academic Consortium (SECAC).
Dr. Fulton has 19 years of experience as a tenured/tenure-track professor in English and American Studies. She has also authored four books, numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters as well as acting as an anonymous/external reviewer for manuscripts and tenure dossiers. In addition, Dr. Fulton has five years of work experience as the Director of African American Studies, Director of Graduate Studies and as the Founding Chair of the Department of Gender and Races Studies at The University of Alabama. Her work experience also involves developing academic programs, managing budgets, advising and mentoring students, and assessing programs. She has extensive experience in international and global education through teaching, scholarship, leading multiple study abroad trips, and establishing partnerships with international universities. Dr. Fulton is a leader in academic and administrator organizations, serving as president and member on numerous boards of directors.