Douglas Fisher is professor of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University, where he previously served in the Department of Teacher Education since 1998, and is a teacher and administrator at Health Sciences High and Middle College. He is a board member of the International Reading Association and a past board member of the Literacy Research Association. He has served as a teacher, language development specialist, and administrator in public schools and nonprofit organizations, including eight years as the director of professional development for the City Heights Collaborative, a time of increased student achievement in some of San Diego’s urban schools. Dr. Fisher is a member of the California Reading Hall of Fame and the recipient of an International Reading Association Celebrate Literacy Award and a Christa McAuliffe award for excellence in teacher education, and was a co-recipient (with Nancy Frey) of the 2004 Kate and Paul Farmer award from the National Council of Teachers of English. In 2011, his book Implementing RTI with English Learners won the innovation award from the Academy of Educational Publishers. He has published widely on school improvement and has written several books on the topic.
Professor of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University