Ellie Fulmer

Associate Professor, Department of Education
Phone: 607-274-1342
Office: Phillips Hall 194G, Ithaca, NY 14850
Speciality: Disciplinary (Content) Literacies, Antiracist Teacher Education, Practitioner Inquiry, Sociocultural Literacy

Background and Professional Interests:

Ellie Fitts Fulmer, M.Ed., Ed.D., has worked with urban, suburban, and rural schools and other 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).

Mondays & Wednesdays 1:00-2:00 PM.

Dana Teaching Fellow, 2020

Dr. Fulmer was selected by the Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE) from among pool of applicants to serve as a fellowship-supported teacher leader piloting an antiracist, equity-focused project for cross-institutional faculty and staff for one year.

She will co-design ongoing projects for the CFE to continue antiracist and equity work beyond this pilot year.

Dr. Fulmer will continue with duties as full member of Department of Education (fellowship includes one course release).

What is Practitioner Inquiry and what does it have to do with Course (Re)Design?

Visit Dr. Fulmer's recent article about Practitioner Inquiry at threads@CFE, the teaching and learning blog from Ithaca College's Center for Faculty Excellence.

Dr. Fulmer recently published a co-authored chapter on challenging racism in higher education. The chapter, titled, "Dangerous Black Professor: Challenging the Ghettoization of Race in Higher Education through Life Texts Pedagogy" was co-written with Dr. Nia Nunn (professor in Education at IC) and Dr. Sherry Deckman (former professor of Education at IC, now at Lehman College). It tells the story of the humanist teaching philosophy of incorporating life texts into the teaching of college coursework on race and racism. The chapter is included in the book RIP Jim Crow: Fighting Racism through Higher Education Policy, Curriculum, and Cultural Interventions, edited by Virginia Stead, published by Peter Lang. The text is Volume 6 in Peter Lang's Equity in Higher Education series.