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Dr. Andrew Fulkerson, J. D., Ph. D.

Professor, Coordinator of Online Masters Program
Office: Brandt  330


Dr. Fulkerson joined the Department of Criminal Justice & Sociology in 2003.  Before coming to SEMO, he served as the Greene County (Arkansas) District Judge for 15 years and the Greene County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for 5 years.  He also served as the Commissioner for the Arkansas Judicial Discipline Commission for 3 years.  Most recently, Dr. Fulkerson served as a Special Justice on the Supreme Court of Arkansas.

When not working, Dr. Fulkerson can be found on the golf course.  He describes himself as an “avid, but untalented, golfer” who has hit two holes in one, proving that luck is sometimes more important than skill.  Also a talented musician (piano and organ), Dr. Fulkerson has played in blues, rock and country bands since 1965.


BA, History, Arkansas State University
MA, Sociology, Arkansas State University
JD, Law, University of Arkansas
PhD, Criminal Justice, University of Portsmouth (UK)

Teaching Interests

Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure
Death Penalty
Civil Liability Issues in Criminal Justice
Prisoner Rights

Research Interests

Death Penalty
Drug Courts
Restorative Justice 

Current Projects

  1. Methods of Execution (with Mr. Carl Kinnison)
  2. Prison reform in Arkansas 1965-1972: Bringing Arkansas out of the “Dark Ages” of corrections




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