Dr. Dorothy Fulton, assistant professor in the Department of Communication Disorders at Fort Hays State University, gave a presentation at the first-ever Graduate Student Research Summit at the University of Kansas on January 27.
Her doctoral dissertation, "Unitary Education in Rural Schools: Systems Change in an Educational Service Agency and Its Member Districts," was one of a relative few selected for the summit from among KU master's theses and doctoral dissertations in all academic fields.
Fulton's study was also part of a small pool of recent research selected for presentation at the state capitol in Topeka on January 28. Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and state legislators took the opportunity to talk to Fulton, as well as other scholars from KU and Kansas State University, about their research.
In March, Fulton will present her study at the annual conference of the American Council on Rural Special Education in Orlando, FL.
Fulton received her doctoral degree from KU in December 2003. She has been a member of the FHSU faculty since 1999.