About Me

Ed Fuller currently serves as an education consultant to a number of research organizations in Texas and across the nation. He is also employed as an Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy Analysis in the Education Policy Studies department in the College of Education of Penn State University and as Associate Director for Policy for the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA). The views communicated on this blog do not necessarily represent the views of the department, college, Penn State University, or UCEA.

Dr. Fuller obtained his B.S. in Mathematics Education from The University of Texas at Austin and then started his education career by teaching high school mathematics in urban and rural schools in and around Austin.. He then returned to UT-Austin to obtain his master’s degree in educational administration and PhD in education policy and planning. During his PhD program, Dr. Fuller worked as a Senior Researcher at the Charles A. Dana Center at UT-Austin. After obtaining his PhD, he worked as the Director of Research at the Texas State Board for Educator Certification. Dr. Fuller then returned to UT-Austin as an Adjunct Faculty member in the Educational Administration Department  and also served as a Special Research Associate and Director of Evaluation for the Houston New Schools for a New Society Project.  After a short stint as a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Teaching Quality, Dr. Fuller has been employed primarily as an education consultant since 2007 while employed part-time as the Associate Director of Research at UCEA.

Dr. Fuller works with organizations from around the state and nation and continues to provide assistance to local and state policymakers, including legislatures in both the Texas House and Senate Education and Appropriations Committees.

Dr. Fuller has numerous publications and over 100 national presentations. His areas of specialization include the supply, demand, and quality of teachers and school leaders; teacher and principal working conditions; teacher and principal preparation; program evaluation; and education policy.


2001  Ph.D, Educational Administration (Policy and Planning Specialization),

The University of Texas at Austin; GPA: 4.0

Recipient, Alexander Caswell Ellis/College of Education Scholarship

The University of Texas at Austin, 1997

Awarded on the basis of academic excellence.

Recipient, The University of Texas at Austin Graduate Student Fellowship

This award was granted annually to less than 100 of the more than 5000 graduate

students at The University of Texas at Austin, 1994-1996

The award was based on academic excellence.

Dissertation: The Distribution of Teacher Quality in Texas Public Schools

Advisor: Dr. Pedro Reyes

1994  Masters of Educational Administration

The University of Texas at Austin; GPA: 4.0

1989   Bachelor of Science in Education, with Honors

The University of Texas at Austin; GPA: 3.53

Concentrations; Mathematics Education and Health Education

One Response “About Me” →

  1. Joseph Bast

    June 10, 2011

    A reply to your comments on the Merrifield-Bast Policy Brief has been posted at http://www.heartland.org/article/30130/.


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