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. 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).