Dr. Howard Fuller

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Dr. Howard Fuller
Founder + Director /Marquette University’s Institute for the Transformation of Learning

Howard Fuller is the founder and director of Marquette University’s Institute for the Transformation of Learning, where he is a Distinguished Professor of Education. The mission of the Institute is to support exemplary education options that transform learning for children while empowering families, particularly low-income families, to choose the best options for their children. 

Immediately before his appointment at Marquette University, Dr. Fuller served as Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools. He is best known for the community organizing work he did in Durham, North Carolina as an employee of Operation Breakthrough, and as a co-founder of the Malcolm X Liberation University in 1969.

He is the Chair of the Board of Milwaukee Collegiate Academy and serves on the boards of the Milwaukee Region Board of Teach for America, Milwaukee Charter School Advocates and Education Cities. He is an Advisory Board member of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and the National Association for Charter School Authorizers. He is the author of a memoir, No Struggle, No Progress, published in 2014.