Dr. Terry Fulmer, the Erline Perkins McGriff Professor
and dean of the NYU College of Nursing since 2005, stepped
down from her position, effective July 1, 2011. Dr. Fulmer
will continue to be a part of the College of Nursing
community: she will be returning to teaching and research
as a member of the faculty.
Dr. Judith Haber, the Ursula Springer Leadership
Professor in Nursing and associate dean for graduate
programs, is serving as interim dean while the University
conducts a search for Dr. Fulmer's successor.
As dean, Terry has shown true leadership and compiled a
list of significant achievements. Her deanship has been
marked by record fund-raising efforts, an admirable record
of accreditation reviews, and recognition of the College's
improved stature. This year, US News and World Report
listed the NYU College of Nursing as the number one
graduate Nurse Practitioner Program in Geriatrics in the
In addition, Dr. Fulmer was an important part of the
team that has made the merger of the College of Nursing
with the College of Dentistry such a success.
Impressive growth has been another hallmark of Dr.
Fulmer's stewardship. Since Terry first took on a
leadership role-as interim head of the then Division of
Nursing in January 2002-the school has grown from 23 to 634
full-time faculty, seen remarkable growth in recruitment of
part-time faculty, and an increase in the student body from
600 to more than 1,500. However, growth alone does not tell
the entire story. During her deanship, the College of
Nursing has improved qualitatively in all domains,
including its faculty, its student body, its research
portfolio (it increased from 46th to 11th place in the NIH
ranking), and its outstanding teaching and scholarship.
Terry has also had personal successes, most notably her
induction in 2010 into the Institute of Medicine, a high
honor in the fields of health and medicine that recognizes
individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional
achievement and commitment to service.
NYUCD/NYUCN thanks Dr. Fulmer for her excellent and
dedicated service to the College of Nursing and to the
entire NYU community and wishes her well, as we welcome and
congratulate Judith Haber on her new assignment.