Ann Fullerton

Ann Fullerton, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Portland State University.

Ann and her PSU colleagues developed one of the country's first inclusive teacher preparation programs at the college/university level with an integrated special and elementary education curriculum.

Dr. Fullerton has consulted with and trained community recreation providers in inclusive strategies through grant projects which she directed.

She has a wealth of practical experience and, as a youth and young adult, worked in summer camps in a number of staff positions.

For the past six years, she has coordinated PSU's university-camp partnership with the Mt. Hood Kiwanis camp for children and youth with disabilities, Oregon's major specialized camp serving persons with complex and multiple disabilities.

Ann recruits and directs the training and supervision of 160 college-aged students who serve as counselors at the camp each year.

As part of the NCEP and NICP research team during the past eight years, Ann has been involved in researching the impact of camp and outdoor programs on youth with and without disabilities.