Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that George Fulk has been promoted from associate professor to full professor of physical therapy in the School of Arts & Sciences. He also serves as chair of the Department of Physical Therapy. Promotion to professor is considered to be virtually the highest honor that a university can bestow upon its faculty.
Fulk has been a faculty member in the Department of Physical Therapy at Clarkson University since 2002, and has served as chair of the department since 2011. He has been a licensed physical therapist since 1994 and has more than 20 years of clinical experience working with individuals with neurological disorders.
Fulk’s research, teaching and clinical expertise are in the areas of enhancing motor recovery and quality of life in people with neurological health conditions.
His research projects have primarily focused on measuring and improving locomotor capability in people with stroke. Specifically, his research has looked at methods of measuring walking ability and overall participation in people with stroke, interventions to improve walking ability in people with stroke and other neurological conditions, and the development and use of rehabilitation engineering technologies to enhance recovery in people with neurological disorders. He has collaborated with engineering faculty to develop novel technologies that monitor walking activity and ambulatory assistive devices.
Fulk has authored numerous journal articles, conference papers, and textbook chapters. He is an author on 29 articles in peer reviewed journals, presented more than 60 papers at professional and academic conferences, authored five textbook chapters and is an editor of one of the most widely used textbooks in physical therapy education, Physical Rehabilitation.
He has been a primary or co-investigator on research projects totaling over $2.4 million from the National Institutes of Health, the New York Physical Therapy Association and other funding agencies.
Fulk is an active member of the professional, University and local communities. He is the digital media editor and an associate editor for the Journal of Neurological Physical Therapy and has served in other leadership roles in the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy and the American Physical Therapy Association.
He is an elected member of the Norwood Norfolk Central School District Board of Education and has coached various local youth sports teams. He was honored as the Nova Southeastern University 2010 Distinguished Alumnus.
Fulk received his bachelor of arts degree in political science from Brandeis University, his master of science in physical therapy from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and his Ph.D. in physical therapy from Nova Southeastern University. Fulk is also a fellowship graduate of the APTA Education Section Education Leadership Institute Fellowship.