Faulkner Appoints Dr. Leah Fullman as  Dean of College of Health Sciences

Faulkner University leadership just announced Dr. Leah Fullman will serve as Dean of the College of Health Sciences beginning June 1, 2021.

Fullman was appointed as Interim Dean of the College of Health Sciences a year ago.

“After a year of service, Leah’s overall excellence has fully justified the University’s confidence and faith in her appointment by leading the college from strength to strength, the details of which have been disseminated to our entire community,” said Dr. Dave Rampersad, Vice President of Academic Affairs. “Please join me in congratulating Dean Fullman on her new appointment and wish her all the best in leading the college to even greater heights.”

Fullman was Faulkner’s first hire in August 2016 in the health sciences, and spearheaded the development of the Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders and the MA/MS in Speech-Language Pathology. The health sciences now also include Physician Assistant and Physical Therapy.

Dr. Leah Fullman is the director for Speech-Language Pathology at Faulkner. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts at California State University, Master of Science in Communication Disorders and Sciences at Southern Illinois University, and Doctorate of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Rocky Mountain University. She is a licensed speech language pathologist with research and clinical expertise in treating medically fragile children who have complex feeding/swallowing disorders and children with craniofacial anomalies.

She serves in her professional field as a peer reviewer for medical journals and member of the Health Science Steering Committee for the Christian Scholars Conference. She has worked as an accreditation consultant for universities developing new undergraduate and graduate programs in the health sciences and as a legal consulting expert for cases within her scope of practice.

Her husband, Dr. Joshua Fullman, is Director of the Institute of Faith and the Academy and teaches courses in the Great Books Honors Program, Department of English, and Department of Humanities at Faulkner. They share three children: Judah, Ezra, and Malachi. She and her family worship at the Grace Pointe Church of Christ where they are actively involved in the children’s ministry, youth group, and college class.