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Jerry Fulford

Adjunct Faculty
Office: Off Campus-Call to schedule an On Campus appointment


I retired on March 31, 2011 from the Texas Department of State Health Services. Last position held was the Director of the Adolescent Forensic Program (AFP) at North Texas State Hospital on the Vernon, Texas campus. The AFP operates approximately 92 beds with a funded capacity of 77. The facility treats adolescents (ages 13-17) throughout the State of Texas, which meet the admission criteria as set forth in the Texas Administrative Code. The majority of the admissions are voluntary as a condition of probation, for adolescents with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders, who are given a final treatment option before being placed in the State’s Juvenile Corrections system. Another population served is court referred for issues of fitness to precede in criminal proceeding or responsibility for criminal conduct in violent felony crimes. The final admission type is patients that are deemed to be manifestly dangerous under appropriate rules, and in need of a secured treatment setting.

I currently work part-time as an Adjunct Instructor. Instructing in the Data Analysis course for the Wilson School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences and Human Services, Midwestern State University.

Institution Degree Graduation Date
Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX Master of Arts in Public Management 1986
Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX Bachelors of Applied Arts/Sciences-Criminal Justice/Psychology 1983
University of North Texas, Denton, TX (48 hours earned) Doctoral Program-Applied Technology and Substance Abuse
Employer Position Start Date End Date
North Texas State Hospital Director of Programs, Adolescent Forensic Program 04/01/1992 03/31/2011
Vernon State Hospital Coordinator of Quality Assurance 10/01/1989 03/31/1992
Wichita Falls State Hospital Assistant Director Quality Assurance and Standard Compliance Dept. 03/01/1987 09/30/1989
Wichita Falls State Hospital Case Manager, Community Programs, Montague County Outreach, Bowie, TX 09/01/1985 02/28/1987
Wichita Falls State Hospital Psychiatric Service Assistant-Tarrant Unit 05/15/1984 08/31/1985