Matthew Fullen

Matthew Fullen

Assistant Professor

Office

1750 Kraft Dr., Suite 2005 
Blacksburg, VA 24060

Phone

Office: 540-231-8652

Email

mfullen@vt.edu

Department Membership

School of Education

Expertise

  • Adult Development and Aging
  • Counseling Older Adults
  • Access to Mental Health Services in Later Life
  • Suicide Prevention Across the Life Span
  • Application of Resilience and Wellness Models

Professional Activities

  • Board Member, Association for Adult Development and Aging (AADA), a division of the American Counseling Association
  • Editorial Board, Adultspan Journal
  • Member, American Counseling Association Public Policy & Legislation Committee

Education

  • Ph.D. The Ohio State University
  • M.Div. Ashland Theological Seminary
  • M.A. Ashland Theological Seminary
  • B.A. Northwestern University

Awards and Honors

Awarded the 2016 Outstanding Adultspan Journal Article Award by the Association for Adult Development and Aging, a division of the American Counseling Association.

Awarded the Dr. Jerome Kaplan Award for Best Graduate Student Paper at the 2016 Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education (OAGE) conference.

Awarded the Dr. Jerome Kaplan Award for Best Graduate Student Paper at the 2014 Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education (OAGE) conference.

Selected Publications

Articles

Fullen, M.C., & Gorby, S.R. (2016). Reframing Resilience: Pilot Evaluation of a Program to Promote Resilience in Marginalized Older Adults.  Educational Gerontology42(9), 660-671

Fullen, M.C. (2016). Counseling for wellness with older adults. Adultspan Journal, 15 (2), 109-123.

Fullen, M.C. (2016). Mobilizing the community to prevent older adult suicide. Illness, Crisis & Loss24 (3), 155-169.

Fullen, M.C. (2016). Medicare advocacy for the counselor-advocate.  Adultspan Journal, 15 (1), 3-12.

Sponsored Research

“Aging Well: Promoting Resilience and Wellness in Older Adults,” Awarded by The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (Columbus-Athens chapter), $3,000, 2014.

“Using a Wellness Framework to Predict Internalized Ageism in Older Adults Living Independently in Senior Housing Communities.”  Awarded by the Association for Adult Development and Aging (AADA) Evelyn Chasan Research Grant, $500, 2016.