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Fulton to head University of Iowa Honors Program
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Professor of Biochemistry Alice Fulton has been named
director of the University of Iowa Honors Program, which offers special
academic, cultural and social opportunities to outstanding undergraduate
students. Fulton succeeds David Klemm, UI professor of religion.
"Alice Fulton is an inspired choice to lead the Honors Program,"
said Jon Whitmore, UI Provost. "She is a senior faculty member who
has demonstrated her commitment to undergraduate education and to providing
one-on-one instruction to dozens of exceptional undergraduate and graduate
students. Her long list of service to the university and professional organizations
also shows that she can be counted on to lead by example."
Fulton has been a member of the UI faculty since 1981. She was promoted
to associate professor in 1987 and was named professor in 1993. She has
taught both undergraduate and graduate level courses, including introduction
to biochemistry and cell biology I as well as graduate seminars in biochemistry,
biochemical pharmacology and special topics in biochemistry. She has also
directed master's theses and doctoral dissertations and supervised research
activities of undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students.
Fulton is currently director of the UI Women In Science and Engineering
(WISE) Program, a member of the UI Cancer Center, the Biosciences Initiative
Advisory Committee, and a fellow in the UI School of Religion. Her university
service has included terms on the Faculty Senate and the Executive Committee
and the Faculty Assembly in the College of Liberal Arts. In 1991-92 she
served as chair of the search committee for the UI Vice President for Research.
She has also served as a member of the Educational Policy Committee
of the American Society for Cell Biology, as a member of the National Academy
of Science Committee on Indicators of Precollege Science and Mathematics
Education, as a fellow of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (C.I.C.)
Academic Leadership Program, and as a biochemistry consultant for American
In 1995, she was named a fellow of the American Association for the
Advancement of Science.
Fulton earned both her bachelor's degree and a doctorate in cell biology
from Brown University in Providence, R.I. She conducted postdoctoral research
at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass., and the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
The UI Honors Program offers students a diverse set of academic courses
and opportunities to work directly with faculty as research assistants
and teaching interns. The home for the Honors Program is a turn-of-the-century
Victorian house, now named the Shambaugh House Honors Center, which offers
a library, a seminar room, computer center, commons area and recreational