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Dr. Terry Fulmer Steps Down as Dean of the College of Nursing


Dr. Terry Fulmer




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 nation.

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.