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Fisher Joins ARIUP Team as Research Consultant and Faculty Mentor
Dr. Roger Fisher has joined the Centre for Applied Research, Innovation & University Partnerships (ARIUP) as Fanshawe's first Research Consultant.
As the research consultant, Fisher will provide direct assistance and mentoring to faculty and staff to encourage and support engagement in applied research. His duties include helping faculty and staff develop research skills, design research projects, prepare research ethics applications and connect with experts in their fields to consult on such project components as methodologies.
"Roger will be a valuable asset to the ARIUP team as we continue with our mandate of creating an innovation culture at Fanshawe College," says Dean of Applied Research & Innovation, Greg Weiler.
Fisher was seconded to the position from his previous job as a faculty member in the School of Language and Liberal Studies. He joined the School in 2003 after 26 years as a high school teacher, principal and teacher trainer/researcher for Ontario's Education Quality and Accountability Office.
He recently received his PhD in Educational Studies from The University of Western Ontario. Previously, Fisher was awarded three bachelor-level degrees in English (UWO), Special Education (Brock University), and Intermediate/Senior/English/Guidance (UWO). He also earned a Master of Arts degree from Western.
Over the past several years, he has conducted numerous externally-funded research studies. These have included studies for the Canadian Council on Learning on factors affecting attrition at Canadian colleges and a national survey on participation of college faculty in research, and The College Advantage: Private Sector Innovation and Highly Qualified Personnel, a report prepared for the Higher Education Research and Development Policy Directorate, Industry Canada. Many of these reports can be read online in the Publications, Presentations and Articles section of the Research Fanshawe website.
Fisher is located in ARIUP (Room K1024, London Campus) and can be reached at email@example.com or by telephone at (519) 452-4430 ext. 4586.