Josh Fullman

Director of Faith and the Academy, Professor


Dr. Josh Fullman is professor of English at Faulkner University.  He holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English from California State University, an MBA from Faulkner, a master’s in Medieval studies from the University of Edinburgh, and a Ph.D. in English from Southern Illinois University.  Fullman has taught in a number of different areas, including elementary, junior high and high school, but his passion is higher education.  He has taught subjects as diverse as composition, creative writing, British and American literature, medieval literature, and film as literature.

Fullman divides his course load between the English department and the Great Books Honors program, teaching in each of the GB core classes and overseeing each student’s Thesis project.  He is also director of Faulkner’s Institute of Faith & the Academy, a university initiative devoted to the research and reflection on how the Christian faith shapes and informs the study and teaching of all academic disciplines.  When not grading papers and meeting with students, he loves to travel to Civil War battlefields and walk the Scottish Highlands.

“I choose to work at Faulkner,” Fullman says, “because I love introducing students to great books and great ideas, teaching them, in the words of Matthew Arnold, ‘the best that has been known and thought in the world.’  At Faulkner, I have the academic freedom to show them how that which is best known and thought—the True, the Good and the Beautiful—comes through Jesus Christ.

Fullman’s debut book of poetry, Voices of Iona, has been published through Wipf & Stock. You can read his poetry and essays at