Library Staff—John Fullinwider
Title: Manager, Clinical Support and Community Engagement
- Manages, directs, evaluates, and ensures the quality of unit operations
- Works collaboratively with unit members to plan and deliver a variety of services to support patient care, clinical research, consumer health literacy, and community health promotion and education
- Instructs students, faculty, and staff in such topics as evidence-based medicine, database searching, and research techniques
- Performs searches of major biomedical databases and provides research support
- Serves as a Library Liaison to campus departments
- Monitors evolving trends, best practices, and standards
- Seeks opportunities for new or improved services
- Center for Human Nutrition
- Internal Medicine - Infectious Diseases
- University of Texas School of Public Health
- Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center
- University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Arts, English and Latin,
with high honors, Phi Beta Kappa.
- Texas Woman's University, Master of Library Science.
- Board Member, East Dallas Community Schools, Dallas, TX, 1978-present
- Member, Dallas Mayor's Special Commission for the Homeless, 1985, and the Dallas Housing Task Force, 1986
- Board member, National Coalition for the Homeless, Washington, DC, 1985-1989
- Board member, National Low-Income Housing Coalition, Washington, DC, 1986-1989; board secretary, 1989
- Board member, Low-Income Housing Information Service, Washington, DC, 1987-1989
- Board member, Institute for Community Economics, Springfield, MA, 1985-1989
- Board member, Live Oak Fund for Change, Austin, TX, 1987-1989
- Member, Districtwide Committee, Dallas Independent School District, 1995-2000; Chairperson, 2001-02
- Board member, Texas Low-Income Housing Information Service, Austin, TX, 2001- 2005
- Board member, School for Community Organizing, Dallas, TX, 2001-present
- Board member, Teatro Dallas, Dallas, TX, 2006-present
- Board member, South Dallas Cultural Center, Dallas, TX, 1998-present
- Board member, Dallas Peace Center, Dallas, TX, 2011-present
Selected Talks and Presentations:
- Expert witness testimony, U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Housing & Community Development, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1990, on the issues of housing and homelessness.
- Expert witness testimony, Texas Legislature, Affordable Housing Task Force, 1988.
- Expert witness testimony for plaintiffs, Hughes v. County of Dallas, 1987, a successful class action suit that resulted in an expansion of county homeless assistance.
- Expert witness testimony for plaintiffs, Johnson v. City of Dallas, 1994, an ultimately unsuccessful case seeking to end the harassment and arrest of homeless people, particularly those living on the streets in the downtown area.
"De scholarum natura." In Cooter, Robert, ed. 2003. Perspectives on rescuing urban literacy: Spies, saboteurs, and saints. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum.
- "In the Rothko chapel" and "Postcard from Washington" (poetry). Texas Observer, 21 January 2000.
- "What Dallas needs in next superintendent" (op-ed). Dallas Morning News, 7 July 2000.
"Beggars have rights, too" (op-ed). Dallas Morning News, 15 July 2002.
Awards and Grants:
- Neighborhood Improvement Award, 1984, from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center Board of Directors.
- Fair Housing Award, 1985, from the Greater Dallas Housing Opportunity Center.
- President's "Bridge Builder" Award, 1994, from the Dallas Urban League.
- Excellence in Teaching Award for High School, 1996, from the Dallas Independent School District.
- "Golden Apple" Teacher of the Year Award, 1997-98, from the Dallas Independent School District.
- Volunteer of the Year Award, 1999, from the Greater Dallas Community Relations Commission.
- Award for Outstanding Civic Service, 1999, from the Dallas Peace Center.
- Celebrity reader, 2001 and 2003, African-American Read-In, Dallas, Texas.
- Equal Justice Award, 2003, from Legal Aid of Northwest Texas (formerly North Central Texas Legal Services).
- Best Play, 2004, for Eula Harris, New Play Competition, Teco Productions, Inc., Dallas, Texas.
- Featured Play, 2007, Shadow City, Out of the Loop Festival, Water Tower Theatre, Addison, Texas.
- Destiny “Unsung Hero” Award, 2011, St. Philip’s School and Community Center, Dallas, Texas.