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Jennifer Fisler

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Jennifer Fisler

Associate Professor of Education
Director of Teacher Education Program Director of Assessment

JFisler@messiah.edu
717-796-1800 x6715

B.A., Messiah College, 1994
M.Ed., Rutgers University, 1997

Ed.D., Rutgers University, 2002

Fisler Academia Information

Research:

  • Teacher Leadership

Current Projects:

  • Impact of Education and Media on Beliefs About Teachers
  • Teacher Leadership in Schools

Recent Publications:

  • Fisler, J. L., Voelker, A. N., & Williams, B.M. (2009). Preparing future teacher leaders. Submitted for publication.

Courses Taught:

  • Educational Psychology
  • Instructional Design and Assessment

Advice for First-Year Students:

Spend time watching teachers and reflecting on what makes them effective then critically evaluate your own skill set and interests and see how well they line up.

Vocational Story:

I personally enjoy learning new things. I also see how knowledge and the ability to use knowledge and skills in creative ways opens up opportunities for people. In this way, I see that education has the ability to empower people to fulfill their personal callings. The opportunity to be part of that empowerment process is a great privilege of an educator.

Hobbies:

Running, reading, cheering on my children in sporting and musical events.

Favorite Quote:

To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.

  – Unknown