Biography

Dr. Burt Fulmer, Associate Professor, joined the Religion and Philosophy faculty in 2007. He received a Ph.D. in theology and an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Vanderbilt University in 2006. He also holds an M.A. in the teaching of writing and literature from George Mason University and a B.A. in philosophy from Georgetown University. Before teaching graduate and undergraduate students at CBU and Vanderbilt, he taught and tutored students of all ages in the Washington, DC area and in Guatemala City. He is committed to courses that discuss theology and Christianity in connection with contemporary political, social, and economic issues, especially from the perspectives of Catholic Social Teaching and Black Liberation Theology. He hopes that he can help his students to think critically about their lives, their world, and the decisions they are called upon to make each day. He served as the director of the Master of Arts in Catholic Studies Program from 2009-14, as well as Faculty Assembly President in 2011-12. He serves as the convener in the Race and Diversity Section of the College Theology Society and was the Editor of Historical Theology for Religious Studies Review from 2010 to 2013. He has also been the faculty advisor for three student organizations at CBU. His own research has centered on questions concerning identity, consumerism, love, desire, and compassion. He has published articles on Augustine, Anselm, and Sartre. He is also the author of a chapter in the book, Augustine and Social Justice (Lexington Books, January 2015). He is currently writing a book that develops his own systematic theology in conversation with trauma theory. He is married to Emily Fulmer who has also taught religion courses at CBU. They have two children.