WEW Conference · March 30, 2024 

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Dr. Gail Fulgham

Dr. Fulgham is one of only two African American women economists with a Ph.D. in economics in the state of Mississippi. She earned her B.S. degree in Economics from Alcorn State University in Lorman, Mississippi, and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from Howard University in Washington, DC, with areas of specialization in urban economics and quantitative analysis.

Dr. Fulgham is a Professor Emerita of Economics at Jackson State University (JSU). Before joining the faculty at JSU, she worked in the U. S. Department of Commerce (Economics Division). She has also held several other positions with the U. S. Government including, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, and a research fellow with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. She also worked with AT&T as a Staff Economist.

During her tenure at JSU, Dr. Fulgham conducted scholarly research that focuses on issues concerning urban problems. She has authored over 100 articles and papers on business, community and economic development, urban and regional economics, international finance, market research, and economic impact studies. She is a graduate faculty member and has developed ten courses for the MBA and Ph.D. program in economics and five online delivery courses. She currently teaches three of these courses online: Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, and Managerial Economics. She has also
created and presented over 50 workshops for instructional development.

Dr. Fulgham has generated and managed over $10 million in grants and contracts and served as project director for several federally funded programs. She has received several awards and honors, including the State of Mississippi Volunteer Excellence Award, Women of Works Community Service Award, International Women’s Leadership Association Award, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Superior Performance Award, the U. S. Housing and Urban Development Special Recognition Award, the Ford Foundation Fellowship Award, the Federal Reserve System Fellowship Award, the State of Mississippi Higher Education Awards, the JSU Dissertation Faculty Advisement Award, the College of Business Administrator of the Year award, College of
Business Faculty Achievement in Development Award and the College of Business Faculty Service Award.

She serves on several boards of numerous organizations with missions to provide community and economic development, youth and education development, and organizational leadership. Dr. Fulgham is a member of the Executive Research Council
of Accounting Today, the American Economic Association, the National Economics Association, the Academy of Economics and Finance, the Society of Business and Economics, and the Association of Behavioral and Social Scientists, Center for Social Entrepreneurship, and the Liberal Trinity Development Foundation. She also serves as the national editor of the Journal of Social and Behavioral Scientists and former editor of the Journal of Business and Economics Review.