Howard L. Fuller
Howard Fuller, Ph.D.Marquette University

Helfaer Building, 750 N. 18th St.

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America

Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Education

Educational Policy and Leadership

Degrees Held

  • B.S. Degree Carroll College, Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • M.S.A. Degree School of Applied Social Sciences, Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Ph.D., Sociological Foundations of Education, Marquette University

Professional Experience

Many years in both public service positions and the field of education, including:

  • Director, Institute for the Transformation of Learning (ITL), Marquette University. Supporting exemplary education options that transform learning for children, while empowering families, particularly those of low-income, to choose best school options
  • Superintendent, Milwaukee Public Schools, June 1991—June 1995
  • Director, Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services, 1988—1991
  • Dean of General Education,Milwaukee Area Technical College, 1986—1988
  • Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Employment Relations, 1983—1986
  • Associate Director, the Educational Opportunity Program, Marquette University, 1979—1983
  • Senior Fellow, Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, 1995—1997

Honors and Awards

  • Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Carroll College, 1987
  • Doctorate of Laws from Marian College, Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin,1992
  • Doctorate of Business and Economics, Milwaukee School of Engineering,1995
  • Doctorate of Humane Letters, Edgewood College, Madison WI


  • Chair of the Board:
    • Black Alliance for Educational Options
    • Alliance for Choices in Education in Milwaukee
    • CEO Leadership Academy
    • Quest-Milwaukee
  • Chair of The Charter School Review Committee for the City of Milwaukee
  • Board of Directors, Member:
    • Transcenter for Youth
    • Johnson Foundation
    • Joyce Foundation
    • School Choice Wisconsin
    • Advocates for School Choice