Professor of business, executive, consultant. Born– October 6, 1939, Florence. Parents– Robert and Reba (Smith) Fulmer. Married– Arlene Hogan, March 12, 1960. Children– Two. Married– Patsy Cohen Wallace, July 9, 1977. Education– David Lipscomb College, B.A., 1961; University of Florida, M.B.A., 1962; University of California Los Angeles, Ph.D., 1965. Staff member, Proctor & Gamble, 1962-63;  professor of business, Pepperdine College, 1962-63; Florida State University, 1966-68; Georgia State University, 1968-73; Trinity University, San Antonio, 1973-76; Memphis State University, 1976-79; Emory University, 1979-85; Columbia University, 1987-91; William and Mary, 1991-2000.  Consultant to about fifty organizations.  Served as executive director, Certified Professional Managers; director, Executive Council, Inc.; faculty associate, Danforth Foundation.  Member, American Society for Training and Development, American Marketing Association, Academy of Management, World Futures Society, Southern Management Association.


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Management and Organization:  An Introduction to Theory and Practice.  Barnes and Noble, 1979.

The Management of Associations. Washington, D.C.; American Society of Association Executives, 1975.

Managing Associations of the 1980′s. Washington, D.C.; Foundation of the American Society of Association Executives, 1972.

The New Management.  Macmillan, 1974.

The New Marketing. New York; Macmillan, 1976.

Newcomers in Paradise: A Southern Couple Finds their Perfect Retirement Home in Santa Barbara. CreateSpace, 2010.

Planning for Presidential Succession.  American Management Association, 1979.

Practical Human Relations. Homewood, Ill.; R. D. Irwin, 1983.

Supervision; Essentials of Professional Practice. Beverly Hills, Calif.; Glencoe Press, 1975.

Supervision; Principles of Professional Management. Encino, Calif.; Glencoe Press, 1976.

Crafting Competiveness:  Developing Leaders in the Shadow Pyramid.  Capstone, 1996.

Exploring the New Management. New York; Macmillan, 1974.

Exploring the New Marketing.  Macmillan, 1976.

Growing Your Company’s Leaders.  How Great Organizations Use Succession Management to Sustain Competitive Advantage.  AMACOM, 2004.

The Leadership Advantage:  How the Best Companies Are Developing their Talent to Pave the Way for Future Success.  AMACOM, 2008.

Leadership by Design.  Harvard Business School Press, 1998.

The Leadership Investment:  How the World’s Best Organizations Gain Strategic Advantage through Leadership Development.  AMACOM, 2001.

A Practical Introduction to Business. Homewood, Ill.; Irwin, 1975.


Organizing for New Product Development. Washington, D.C.; National Industrial Conference Board, 1966.


Executive Development and Organizational Learning for Global Business.  International Business Press, 1998.