Brad R. Fulton

Assistant Professor

(812) 855-6948
Room Number:
SPEA 419

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Duke University
  • A.M., University of Chicago
  • B.S., University of California, Berkeley


  • Managing Diversity (iTunesU)
  • Nonprofit Management and Leadership
  • Statistics for the Social Sciences (iTunesU)
  • Introduction to Quantitative Analysis
  • Research Methods


Brad Fulton joined SPEA as an assistant professor in 2015. He earned his Ph.D. in sociology from Duke University. He also holds a master’s in social science from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s in industrial engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

Fulton’s research examines the consequences of social diversity within community-based organizations. In particular, he explains how internally diverse organizations manage social differences and how they can leverage those differences to increase their effectiveness.

Fulton’s research has been published in journals including the American Sociological Review and the American Journal of Health Promotion. His research has also been covered by major media outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, and Huffington Post, and it has earned awards from the Academy of Management, American Sociological Association, American Political Science Association, National Communication Association, and the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action. He recently coauthored A Shared Future: Faith-Based Organizing for Racial Equity and Ethical Democracy (University of Chicago Press, 2015).


  • ARNOVA | Outstanding Book Award in Nonprofit Research, 2016
  • Lilly Endowment Planning Grant $104,102 (Co-PI), 2016
  • American Sociological Association | Section Article Award, 2016
  • Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues | Dissertation Award Finalist, 2016
  • American Political Science Association | Section Dissertation Award, 2015
  • American Sociological Association | Section Student Paper Award, 2015
  • National Communication Association | Dennis Gouran Award, 2015
  • Sullivan Foundation Award for Excellence in Character and Service, 2015
  • Academy of Management | Best Paper Proceedings, 2014
  • ARNOVA | President’s Award for Nonprofit Research, 2013

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