Dr. Michael Fulton
Professor of Spanish
Dr. Michael Fulton joined the English and Modern Languages Department at ORU in the fall of 2013. During his career, he has taught a variety of courses, including basic and intermediate Spanish, and upper-division classes like Spanish for Business, Spanish for Medical Professions, Golden Age drama and Don Quixote. At ORU, he teaches primarily intermediate and advanced courses in Spanish language, culture, and literature.
Though he may have used different terminology, Dr. Fulton aspired to promote a whole person education with his students even before arriving at ORU. His desire has always been to engage in the “big conversations” with his students that would help them grow academically, professionally, and spiritually. He enjoys working with ORU students as they are seeking the Lord’s guidance in their lives. Unquestionably, he is happy to be at a place that is dedicated so wholeheartedly to seeking the Lord and preparing students to use their talents to serve Him.
Dr. Fulton has published several articles on Renaissance and Baroque Spanish literature. His research focuses primarily on Fray Luis de León (1527-91), one of Spain’s most celebrated poets and theologians. Dr. Fulton’s recent publications explore how spending five years in an Inquisitorial prison caused León to alter his rhetorical style in his later poetry and theological works.
Dr. Fulton earned his B.A. in Spanish from Washington State University. He then earned his M.A. and PhD in Spanish from the University of Arizona. Prior to coming to ORU, he taught at Gustavus Adolphus College, Boise State University, Wake Forest University, and Whitworth University.