Professor Fuller joined the faculty at George Mason University in 1994 as Professor of Public Policy and Regional Development. He served as Director of the Ph.D. Program in Public Policy from 1998 to 2002. He also serves as Director of the Center for Regional Analysis. In September 2001, the GMU Board of Visitors appointed him University Professor, and in July 2002 he was named to the Dwight Schar Faculty Chair. He also served on the faculty at George Washington University for 25 years, including nine as Chairman of the Department of Urban Planning and Real Estate Development and one as Director of Doctoral Programs for the School of Business and Public Management.
Dr. Fuller received a B.A. in Economics from Rutgers University (1962) and his Doctorate in Regional Planning and Economic Development (1969) from Cornell University. He has authored more than 750 articles, papers, and reports in the field of urban and regional economic development. His research focuses on the changing structure of metropolitan area economies and measuring their current and near-term performance. His research includes studies on the impacts of federal spending, the hospitality industry, international business and the building industry on the Washington area economy.
In 1996, he was honored by the Economic Club of Washington as Educator of the Year and in 1997 was selected for the Richard T. Ely Distinguished Educator Award by Lambda Alpha International, an honorary society of land economists.