Friday, February 22, 2019

Alumnus Christian Fischer receives Distinguished Dissertation in Teacher Education Award


SOE Alumnus Christian Fischer (PhD ’17) has been honored with the Distinguished Dissertation in Teacher Education Award. This award is given annually by the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) to encourage, recognize, and promote exemplary doctoral level research that substantially contributes to the improvement of teacher education. Special recognition is also extended to the professor who directed the dissertation. This year’s recognition went to Fischer’s advisor, Professor Barry Fishman.

Fischer gave a presentation at the annual ATE meeting in February, where he received the award. He currently works as a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Irvine. His research interests are situated at the intersections of learning technologies, science teacher education, and higher education. His current interdisciplinary research projects empirically explore and evaluate ways to increase educational effectiveness for STEM learning and teaching.

The Distinguished Dissertation in Teacher Education Award was established in 1998 in honor of Robert A. Roth, who served as ATE President from 1983-84.

Christian Fischer is Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies, Learning Technologies

Barry J. Fishman is Professor, School of Information; Professor, School of Education

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