Dr. Russell Fulmer, Online Faculty

Dr. Russell Fulmer earned an MS in community counseling from Fort Hays State University and later a PhD in counselor education from Kansas State University. He is a licensed professional counselor with experience in career counseling and working with college students. Dr. Fulmer has experience directing a clinical counseling program, overseeing student internship experience, and teaching several counseling courses. Dr. Fulmer spent four years internationally working in medical education, where he taught behavioral science and ethics courses, along with serving as a student and community counselor in a multicultural environment. His background includes teaching, administrative, and clinical roles inside and outside of academia. Dr. Fulmer’s areas of interest include ethics, positive psychology, and psychodynamic theory.


Strategies for Coping with Isolation and Loneliness During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Members of the Counseling@Northwestern community share how they are managing loneliness during the pandemic.

Counseling@Northwestern Attends the 2018 International Association for Counselling Annual Conference

This September, Counseling@Northwestern faculty and students presented at the 2018 International Association for Counselling Annual Conference in Rome. 

5 Questions with Dr. Fulmer: An Interview with Fifth-Quarter Student Theodora Cunningham

Student Theodora Cunningham discusses her experience with the self-reflective practitioner component of the Counseling@Northwestern program, sharing highlights and offering advice for prospective students.

Five Questions with Dr. Fulmer: An Interview with Fourth-Quarter Student Sheila Abichandani

Counseling@Northwestern student Sheila Abichandani discusses her evolution through four quarters of the program, sharing how her studies related to her experience raising a child with autism and reflecting on the lasting bonds she has formed with her cohort.

Five Questions with Dr. Fulmer: An Interview with Third-Quarter Student Sarah Douglas

In the third post of our ongoing series, Dr. Russell Fulmer meets with student Sarah Douglas to discuss her journey toward becoming a counselor, which included a career change. Douglas also gives advice on how to navigate the program for students who are new to the field of mental health.

Five Questions with Dr. Fulmer: An Interview with Second-Quarter Student Cory Miller

In the second piece in this ongoing series, Counseling@Northwestern faculty member Dr. Russell Fulmer meets with Cory Miller, a student in the second quarter of the Counseling@Northwestern program. Their discussion focuses on a key area of the curriculum: psychodynamic theory.