Background and Professional Interests:
Ellie Fitts Fulmer, M.Ed., Ed.D., is an educator with experience working for urban, suburban, and rural schools and educational organizations such as science museums. Before coming to Ithaca College, Dr. Fulmer was 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, funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Dr. Fulmer's dissertation was centered on multicultural, anti-racist teacher education with White teachers.
Dr. Fulmer’s K-12 teaching experience includes fifth grade in the Allentown School District (Allentown, PA), The Swain School (Allentown, PA), and Worcester Public Schools (Worcester, MA). Dr. Fulmer has 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 (PennGSE).