Background and Professional Interests:
Ellie Fitts Fulmer, M.Ed., Ed.D., is an educator with twelve years experience working for urban, suburban, and rural schools and educational organizations. Before coming to Ithaca College, Dr. Fulmer most recently worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Da Vinci Science Center, in Allentown, PA, where she managed a large scale multi-year STEM teacher professional development program in partnership with area colleges and the Allentown School District, and funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. She has taught Master of Education courses in literacy methods and multicultural education at the University of Pennsylvania and Moravian College. Having earned a doctorate of education from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Fulmer’s dissertation was centered on multicultural, anti-racist teacher education in working with White teachers.
Dr. Fulmer’s K-12 experience includes teaching fifth grade in the Allentown School District (Allentown, PA), The Swain School (Allentown, PA), and Worcester Public Schools (Worcester, MA). While earning her doctorate, Dr. Fulmer served as a mentor to Teach for America first-year teachers in the School District of Philadelphia, and as a supervisor for student teachers at Moravian College. Dr. Fulmer holds a BA in Communications & Culture, and a M.Ed. in Urban Education & Teacher Research, both from Clark University, and an Ed.D. in Reading/Writing/Literacy from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.