The Frances M. and Stephen H. Fuller Visiting Professorship in Southeast Asian
Studies is an endowed professorship in the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at
Ohio University. The inaugural holder of this distinguished chair was Dr.
Carlyle Thayer from the University of New South Wales. He taught courses in
Southeast Asian Politics at OHIO in 2008. The Fuller Visiting Professorship was
established by the estate of the late Stephen H. Fuller. An Athens native and
graduate of Athens High School and Ohio University, Fuller went on to earn his
MBA and DBA from Harvard University, where he eventually became Associate Dean
of the Harvard Business School. The founding President of the Asian Institute of
Management in the Philippines, Fuller received an honorary doctorate from De La
Salle University in 1971 and was awarded the Presidential Merit Medal from the
Philippine government the same year. He was the recipient of the Harvard
Business School’s Distinguished Service Award in 1999. Fuller’s business career
included Vice President of General Motors and President of Worldbook. His widow,
Frances M. Fuller, resides in Massachusetts.