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Two New Faculty Members at University Park

Ed Fuller joins the Educational Leadership program, while Roy Clariana moves from Penn State Great Valley to the Instructional Systems program at University Park.

by Joe Savrock (September 2011)

ed_sml.jpgUNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Ed Fuller has joined Penn State’s faculty as an associate professor of educational leadership.

Fuller obtained his B.S. in mathematics education from The University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin) and then started his education career by teaching high school mathematics in urban and rural schools in and around Austin. He later returned to UT-Austin to obtain a master’s degree in educational administration and a Ph.D. in education policy and planning.

During his doctoral studies, Fuller worked as a senior researcher at the Charles A. Dana Center at UT-Austin. After obtaining his Ph.D., he worked as the director of research at the Texas State Board for Educator Certification. Later he returned to UT-Austin as an adjunct faculty and special research associate in the Educational Administration Department. He then served as a senior research associate at the Center for Teaching Quality. Since 2007, Fuller has been employed primarily as an education consultant while serving part time as the associate director of research at the University Council for Educational Administration.

Fuller has worked as a consultant for numerous organizations from around Texas and the nation while also providing assistance to local and state policy makers in Texas.

Fuller has numerous publications and more than a hundred national presentations. His areas of specialization include the supply, demand, and quality of teachers and school leaders; teacher and principal working conditions; teacher and principal preparation; program evaluation; and education policy.


Roy Clariana, professor of instructional systems, has transferred from Penn State Great Valley to the University Park campus. He had been serving as head of the Academic Division at Great Valley.

clariana_sml.jpgClariana holds an Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction from Memphis State University. He earned both his M.S.Ed. in biology education and his B.S. in general biology from the University of Central Arkansas. His research interests are the feedback in computer-mediated learning, individual differences in learning and instruction, psychological and learning impact of electronically mediated culture, and the application of complexity theory to learning.

Clariana has been a member of the College faculty, but now joins us physically here at University Park. You can read a recent feature about his research here.