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Marshall Fulbright
Dr. Marshall T. Fulbright III

Dean, School of Arts & Humanities

School of Social & Behavioral Sciences​


Ed.D., Higher Education Leadership
Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California

Masters of Music, Orchestral Conducting
University of California, Santa Barbara, California

Bachelor of Music in Conducting, Cum Laude
Bachelor of Music in Music Education, Cum Laude
Chapman University, Orange, California

Dr. Fulbright leads both the School of Arts & Humanities and the School of Social & Behavioral Sciences at Norco College.  The School or Arts & Humanities includes art, French, humanities, Japanese, philosophy, photography, Spanish, music, music industries studies, dance, theater, communication studies, English as a Second Language (ESL), library and English.  The School of Social & Behavioral Sciences includes early childhood education, economics, history, sociology, administration of justice, anthropology, political science, and psychology.  Prior to his appointment at Norco College he was the D​ean of Fine Arts, Letters, and the Learning Resource Center (LRC) at College of the Sequoias (COS) located in the Central San Joaquin Valley. 

Marshall's professional experiences include working both in education and for non-profits arts organizations.  With more than 20 years of teaching experience he has worked in higher education at the community college and at both public and private 4-year institutions and the remainder of his education experience includes teaching at the elementary and high school levels.  Dr. Fulbright was a full-time tenured faculty member at Long Beach City College (LBCC), where he was extremely active in supporting student success.  As a faculty member, and the Performing Arts department chair, he coordinated faculty, students, and staff in music, theater, and dance.  He prides himself on being innovative, collaborative, collegial, respectful, and actively engaging with students and his colleagues to support initiatives that encourage students to attain their academic and personal goals.  His commitment to education is not only demonstrated by his continued commitment to students through his support of students, faculty, and staff, but in his ability and willingness to support students at all levels of education.

Marshall Fulbright's artistic and administrative experiences involve being an orchestral conductor, a music director, an orchestral librarian, stage manager, and an operations/logistics coordinator.  His artistic experiences include working for many arts organizations such as the Music Academy of the West, the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, the Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra, and the Pacific Symphony (Orchestra).  He is an active adjudicator and clinician and his conducting experiences include conducting ensembles locally and throughout California. 

Marshall currently resides in La Habra with his family.  He enjoys sci-fi and action movies, he loves baseball (GO DODGERS), lemon and red-velvet cake, and assisting in the "organized chaos" of his sons 4-5-year-old tee-ball team.  He is currently reading "The Color of Law" by Rothstein (2017) and is an ardent supporter of social justice issues and concerns, especially those that impact low socioeconomic, disenfranchised, and underrepresented community college students.​