Dedra Fulcher

Adjunct Lecturer, Field Education
Contact Information
University Park
Department of Study 
Adults and Healthy Aging
MSW, Loyola University of Chicago
BSN, Loyola University Chicago

DEDRA FULCHER is part of the adjunct faculty in field education. She currently serves as an external field instructor for first- and second-year interns who are interested in or are working in the area of military and veteran affairs.

She is credentialed as a licensed certified social worker, a registered nurse and a clinical nurse specialist in adult psychiatry. She got her start as an inpatient medical-surgical nurse for Cook County Hospital in Chicago. She then worked as a therapist and medical social worker for Kaiser Permanente Group and as a home health psychiatric nurse and inpatient hospital supervisor for the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. From 1999 to 2014, she worked for the Los Angeles Unified School District, first as a mental health consultant to administrators for 205 schools and later as a psychiatric social worker providing therapy to children and their families. 

Fulcher is a former major of the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army and served as a medical-surgical nurse for more than two decades. She retired in 2011.