Macon State College MVPs is a web feature that profiles notable students, alumni, faculty and staff.
Full Name: David P. Fuller.
Originally From: "Many places (Air Force brat), most recently Orlando."
Family: Wife, Marwa Fuller; children, Jenna and Ismail.
Job Title: Associate professor of education.
Degrees: Bachelor’s from Northwestern State University; master of education in special education from Southern University and A&M College; doctor of philosophy in special education from Southern University and A&M College.
Year he joined the Macon State faculty: 2006.
Some of his teaching career highlights are … “Receiving a federally funded grant to begin a master’s degree program, publishing articles based on my classroom research, and receiving an award for a publication based on my classroom research.”
He enjoys teaching at Macon State College because … “The class sizes are such that faculty can interact with students on a one-to-one basis, get to know them and their educational needs better, and provide better services to them.”
His favorite course to teach is … “Education 2120 (Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts) because of the great importance of the topics covered in this course. Because our society is constantly becoming more diverse, it is critical that teachers recognize the injustice and inequality in the world and focus on the role they can play in becoming an advocate for oppressed groups of diverse students.”
One thing people don’t know about Macon State is … “The campus is really beautiful and peaceful!”
One thing people don’t know about him is … “I am a former athlete.”
In his spare time he likes to … “Spend time reading with and to my children and relaxing.”
The one person he’d most like to meet is … “The architect of the Great Pyramid of Giza, because I really want to know the truth behind how and why it was conceptualized, designed, and built.”
If he wasn’t a college professor he would be … “A scuba instructor in Hawaii because I would love to get back to my boyhood home.”