James O. Fuller (Ph.D.) is Professor of Counseling at Indiana Wesleyan University. He grew up in South Georgia, attended college at Asbury (KY) majoring in Psychology, got his M.Div. at Asbury Theological Seminary (also KY), and his Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). He taught Counseling at UNCG for 4 years before moving to Indiana to teach at Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU). He was the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies (later the Graduate School) for 12 years during his time at IWU.
Jim’s interests over the years have revolved around helping people make significant transitions in their lives. He has been (and still is) involved with individuals and families who have lived in cultures away from their home culture in making the transition to and from their host culture. More recently he has been helping to create a program (the Sincera Project) to assist individuals in their adjustment to the third-third of life.
Jim has been married to Mary Pat for almost 40 years, has two grown children and four grandchildren whose ages range from 4 months to 13 years. Jim loves to read, be outside, and ride his motorcycle. He has taken numerous motorcycle trips, including in his college day when he spent two summers working with the United Methodist Board of Evangelism. During each of these trips, he and a friend rode approximately 20,000 miles doing programs, retreats, youth group meetings, and worship services.