Nebraska Authors

Gail Putney Fullerton

AKA: Birth name Gladys Mae Jackson

Born 1927-04-29 Lincoln, NE (USA)

Died 2016-01-01
Coos Bay, OR (USA)


She said about her own life: "Our lives are the sum of the choices we have made, by decision or by default. For better or for worse, I am responsible for myself."

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Eugene, OR
Des Moines, IA
San Jose, CA
Coos Bay, OR

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Sociology; Marriage; Relationships


Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Speech, 1949, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Master's Degree in Sociology, 1950, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Ph.D. in Sociology, 1954, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR


Assistant Professor, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
Professor, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
Dean of Graduate Studies, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
Executive Vice President, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
President, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

Places Worked

Drake University, Des Moines, IA
San Jose State University, San Jose, CA


Who's Who in American Women.
First female president of San Jose State University


The Adjusted American: Normal Neuroses in the Individual and Society. 1964. (with Snell Putney)
Survival in Marriage: Introduction to Family Interaction, Conflicts, and Alternatives. 1972.

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