Elliott Fullmer


Elliott Fullmer

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Director, The Washington Initiative


Elliott Fullmer is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Randolph-Macon College, in Ashland, Virginia. He teaches a wide variety of undergraduate courses, including the American Presidency, the Federal Budget, Political Parties, Interest Group Politics, Identity Politics, Retail Politics, Presidential Elections, and Research Methods. In 2017, Dr. Fullmer was awarded the College’s Thomas Branch Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Dr. Fullmer serves as the College’s Director of the Washington Initiative, a program designed to help students engage with opportunities in the national capital. He also coordinates and supervises internships in Washington, D.C. for political science students.

Before joining the R-MC faculty in 2013, Dr. Fullmer taught courses at Hood College, James Madison University, and Georgetown University. He also worked as a researcher at the Sunlight Foundation, a non-profit organization in Washington. 

 Dr. Fullmer has published research on elections and voting behavior in several peer-reviewed journals, including the Election Law JournalAmerican Politics ResearchPresidential Studies QuarterlyState Politics & Policy Quarterly, and the Forum. His work has also appeared in (or been cited by) Congressional Quarterly’s Guide to Interest Groups and LobbyingUSA TodayNPRReuters, and other media outlets.

Dr. Fullmer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Villanova University (2005), as well as a Master of Arts (2010) and a Doctorate in Government (2013) from Georgetown University.