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Julia Fulghum Appointed as Interim Vice President of Research

April 17, 2008

fulghumUNM President David J. Schmidly has appointed Julia E. Fulghum as the interim vice president for Research. Fulghum currently serves as the chair of the UNM Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Department.

"Julia has proven herself to be a great asset to the University of New Mexico as an outstanding professor and administrator," said Schmidly. "I think she will serve the campus well in this role and I look forward to working with her as we continue to improve the research programs and services at UNM."

Fulghum says she looks forward to serving in the interim position and has the immediate priority to work with colleagues across campus to facilitate all aspects of on-campus research and also to extend collaboration with UNM’s external partners.

An acting chair will be appointed for the Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Department; however Fulghum said she plans to remain involved in departmental activities and to return to the department when the current search for a permanent vice president for Research is complete.

Fulghum joined the Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Department in 2002, coming in as department chair. She had previously been a professor in the Department of Chemistry at Kent State University.

Her research interests include materials characterization with an emphasis on multi-technique correlation and multivariate analysis for non-destructive evaluation of heterogeneous samples using XPS,TOF-SIM, AFM, FTIR, and Confocal microscopy.

Fulghum received her Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry in 1987 from the University of North Carolina.