Fred Coulter

Fred Coulter, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Education

Office: Defiance Hall, Office 123
Phone 419-783-2416

Fred Coulter is an associate professor of education, teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate level courses. Over the years as a faculty member (since 2002), he has participated in numerous presentations and workshops related to instructional technology, service learning, family empowerment, and 21st century skills for teaching and learning.

As a McMaster Fellow, Dr. Coulter has traveled to Cambodia, along with other faculty, leading groups of student scholars who present valuable training programs for educators, organization leaders, and governmental officials. He applies what he has learned through his research and service to assure that Defiance College students learn about the latest developments in education and expand their knowledge of the world. 


  • Ph.D., University of Tennessee
  • M.Div., Andover Newton Theological School
  • B.A., University of Rhode Island


  • Certified Family Life Educator, National Council on Family Relations

Involvement at DC

  • Associate McMaster Fellow to Cambodia, 2006-2007, 2010-2011
  • McMaster Fellow to Cambodia, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee
  • Education Program, Teacher Advisory Committee

Professional Memberships

  • National Council on Family Relations
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children


  • Distinguished Faculty Award, 2016

McMaster School Publications

Courses Taught

  • Instructional Technology
  • Education of Exceptional Students
  • Principles of Early Childhood Education
  • Assessment of Young and Atypical Children
  • Family and Community Relationships
  • Adolescent and Adult Development