CDU appoints leading economics authority as Professor of Governance 

CDU's new Professor of Governance, Don Fuller.

One of Australia’s leading experts on regional and Indigenous economic development has been appointed to the position of Professor of Governance at Charles Darwin University.

Professor Don Fuller will take up his post with the Faculty of Law, Business and Arts on 1 October 2010.

Currently a Business lecturer with CDU’s School of Law and Business, Professor Fuller, a long-time Territorian, has been involved with tertiary education since 1991.

He has held professorial positions at the University of Gadjah Mahda in Jogyakarta, Indonesia, as well as positions as Head of Business Economics at Flinders University, Adelaide and Head of Business and Tourism at the Coffs Harbour campus of Southern Cross University.

Before he joined the university sector, Professor Fuller worked as a senior economic advisor to Northern Territory chief ministers.

He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Adelaide and has authored a number of books, journal articles, and conference and research papers in the fields of regional economic development and Indigenous economic development in the northern Australia with a focus on the Northern Territory.

Growing up in Darwin and attending Darwin High School, Professor Fuller has been an active member of the Territory sporting community, particularly in Australian Rules.