Rachel Fulton, M.S.Ed.

Department:
Undergraduate Admissions
Title:
Wright Path Program Manager
Address:
Student Union 148, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Rachel Fulton currently serves Wright State University as the Wright Path Program Manager in the Transfer Student Resource Center.  Her role focuses on supporting students in the Wright Path partnership programs and creating a holistic transfer experience while the student is enrolled at one of the five partner institutions through their first term at Wright State.  Prior to joining Wright State in July 2021, Rachel served in articulation, advising, and transfer professional roles at two public, urban, research institutions and a statewide community college.  She has served higher education as  transfer champion with an advising heart since 2010.

Presentations & Publications

Dika, S., & Fulton, R. (2022, February). Conference takeaways. Closing session presented at the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS) Annual Conference. Virtual.

Fulton, R., & Dika, S. (2022, February). Conference takeaways. Closing session presented at the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS) Annual Conference. St. Louis, MO.

Fulton, R., Garringer, J., Thompson, J., Porter, K., & Chalker, P. (2021, October). Lessons learned from the pandemic. Plenary panel session presented at the Strategic Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) Articulation & Transfer Conference. Virtual.

Fulton, R., Wright, D., Kilgore, H., & Glaze, A. (2021, October). Better together: Advising through transfer & transition. Concurrent session presented at the NACADA Global Community for Academic Advising Annual Conference. Cincinnati, OH.

Millett, E., Perago, Stephanie, O’Brien, T., & Fulton, R. (2021, October). We’re all in this together: Peer advisors make things possible. Concurrent session presented at the NACADA Global Community for Academic Advising Annual Conference. Cincinnati, OH.

McGovern, D., Krush, J. & Fulton, R. (2021, October). First time attendees/seasoned professionals meet and greet. Networking session presented at the NACADA Global Community for Academic Advising Annual Conference. Cincinnati, OH.

Fulton, R., Bernheisel, J., & Tsuchida, H. (2020, October). Pathways/Agreements: A conversation exploring development, management, and support of transfer pathways and articulation agreements from the public, private, and community college perspectives. Concurrent session presented at the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) Articulation & Transfer Conference. Virtual.

Fulton, R. (2020, February). Transfer toy story: You’ve got a friend in me [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://nists.org/post/transfer-toy-story.

Fulton, R., & Wilson, A. (2019, November). Transitioning to greatness: Creating a knockout transition seminar. Concurrent sample session presented at a Transfer Talk hosted by the Transfer Students Advising Community of NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising.

Fulton, R., & Wilson, A. (2019, October). Transitioning to greatness: Creating a knockout transition seminar. Concurrent session presented at the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Annual Conference. Louisville, KY.

Fulton, R. (2018, February). Easy as 1, 2, 3: A progressive transfer orientation model. Poster presented at the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS) Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Fulton, R., & O’Brien, T. (2017, October). “I’ll meet you there”: Addressing transfer student needs in online platforms. Concurrent session presented at the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Annual Conference. St. Louis, MO.

Fulton, R., & Wade, M. (2017, February). Lean on me: Peer mentoring for community college transfer scholars. Concurrent session presented at the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS) Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Rust, M., Bumbalough, L., Fulton, R. & Guinn, S. (2016, May). Advising online: A panel discussion. Concurrent session presented at the Jaguar Academic Advising Association (JACADA) Professional Development Day. Indianapolis, IN.

Fulton, R., & Wade, M. (2016, February). Transfers have credit: Jumpstarting the advising experience through transitional webinars. Concurrent session presented at the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS) Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Fulton, R. & O’Brien, T. (2016). Establishing effective transfer partnerships. In S. J. Handel & E. Strempel. Transition and transformation: Fostering transfer student success (p. 85-95). Dahlonega, GA: University of North Georgia Press.

O’Brien, T. & Fulton, R. (2015, April). Going up? Establishing effective transfer partnerships. Concurrent session presented at the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Region V Conference. Indianapolis, IN.

Fulton, R. & O’Brien, T. (2015, February). Strategic partnerships: A seamless hand-off from Ivy Tech to IUPUI. Poster presented at the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS) Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Buyarski, C., Fulton, R., & O’Brien, T. (2015, February). Transformation for transfer: Assessing and influencing your organizational culture. Concurrent session presented at the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS) Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Wade, M., & Fulton, R. (February 2014). Beyond programming:  Exploring the theory and outcomes
  of transfer orientation. Concurrent session presented at the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS) Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Engler, A., & Fulton, R. (February 2013). Making a business student: Transitioning into your academic school. Concurrent session presented at the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS) Annual Conference. Frisco, TX.

Osborne, S., & Fulton, R. (October 2012). Mentoring in bridge programs. IUPUI National Mentoring Symposium. Indianapolis, IN.

Education History

Indiana University
M.S.Ed., Higher Education Student Affairs, May 2017

Purdue School of Science at IUPUI
B.S., Psychology, May 2010

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS)
Annual Conference Proposal Reviewer, 2016-2022 Conferences
Annual Conference Curriculum Planning Committee, 2022 Conferences
Online Community Early Adopter, May-June 2022

NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising
Advising Community on Transfer Students, Member Jan 2015-2017, Feb 2018-present
Advising Community on Transfer Students, Steering Committee Member Nov 2012-present
Advising Community on Appreciative Advising, Member Feb 2018-present
Peer Advising & Mentoring Advising Community, Member Feb 2018-present
Technology in Advising Community, Member Feb 2018-present
Annual Conference Proposal Review Committees, 2019-2022 Conferences
Region 5 Annual Awards Committee, Award Years 2021, 2022

Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE)
Articulation & Transfer Council, Wright State University Representative, July 2021-present
Articulation & Transfer Council, Previous Institution Representative, Apr 2020-July 2021

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