Catherine Fulford


Professor and Chair

Educational Technology, Department in the College of Education

Dr. Catherine P. Fulford is a Professor and Chair for the Educational Technology Department in the College of Education. She has been at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa since 1990. Dr. Fulford graduated with a Ph.D. in instructional systems from Florida State University (FSU) in 1989. Her Master’s Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language and Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre are also from FSU.

Dr. Fulford’s areas of expertise are instructional design, needs assessment, visual design, and video. Her research is in distance learning, cognitive speed, and technology integration. She has extensive experience in the management of instructional systems and grant writing.

Dr. Fulford has helped bring substantial funding to the College of Education including a series of seven grants totaling over $10.9 million in funding and matching resources for the LEI Aloha project that has helped faculty integrate technology into their courses throughout the University System. She served as principle investigator for these grants and served as the Project Director for the PT3 Catalyst Grant. She is currently a co-PI for a federal US-DOE Teacher Quality Enhancement – Recruitment grant.

Dr. Fulford loves teaching, and also mentoring students and faculty to help them realize their potential. She is also an avid photographer and loves to travel.

Educational Technology